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Old 01-29-2004, 03:12 AM   #1
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Halogen instead of MH?

I switched from a halogen torchiere lamp to a fluorescent one recently. Now I'm looking to put the old one to good use. Could I remove the top of the lamp, rewire it, and hang it over the tank like a MH light for corals and invertebrates like that?

I have no experience with MH lights. So I was wondering if the halogens would generate less heat than MH, and more importantly, if the light has the right color.

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Heat is probably about the same. Color is way off. I don't think it will work for corals. Although I have never tried it, I expect the tank would be very yellow with a halogen light.
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