I have read enough now to where I am convinced it is the nature of the CP bulbs. I will know for sure when I replace them a year or so from now ,I guess.
I wanted an all in one aquarium for my bed room for aesthetic reasons, just like to look of closed cube ,neatly plumbed w/rear sump. Guess it is the price you pay for that type of set up. MH
type lighting would be a problem due to the temps our house gets in the upstairs during the summer daytime. Might reach 80 degrees air temp, figure the tank would hit 85-87 w/o a chiller, then who wants to go to sleep w that thing running
thanks to all for your thoughts,