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Old 04-11-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
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question about current satellite fixture

i have a dual daylight it came with one fan but it seems to have another room for another one at the other end. my question is do I leave the fan running 27/7 or turn it off at night.
im currently running daylights for 8hrs, and then moonlights for the rest of the night, I do not run the actinics.
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No need to run the fan when the CFs are not on.
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You really don't need to run the fan ever on that fixture. The aluminum body acts quite well as a heat sink.

They are not meant to have a fan on both ends. That other side is just air intake.
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About the only time you would want to have the fan on is when both of the CF lights are on. The single bulb fixtures don't even have a fan since just one bulb doesn't create enough heat to be a problem.
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I have a satellite hood with a single dual daylight bulb. That is 65w, two tubes(one is 6700k and one is 10000k) but just one four pin bulb.

I haven't been running the fan because it is so dang noisy.
Purrbox, is this the type of single bulb you think is OK to run without the fan?

I hope so.
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I have 2 satellite fixtures. One has 4x 65w, and one has 2x 65w. The 2x 65w has no fan. The one with 4x 65w at various times I run it without the fan, without issue. Most of the time the fan runs, I think this will let the ballast last longer. Even without the fan though, is does not get much hotter than the 2x 65 unit.
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I have a single sattelite on my 55 gallon. I had to drill extra LED holes for 3 more bulbs but I've never needed a cooling fan.
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