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Old 08-16-2010, 05:31 AM   #11
 
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touch wood dfbiggs.shattering glass in the aquaria is a nightmare not to mention 7 years bad luck 0.0
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:38 AM   #12
 
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Reading this, I'm getting nervous...
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:04 AM   #13
 
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Oh Thank God in Heaven that I am not alone in my stupidiity. I feel much better now, thanks everyone. :) Well, not so much better when I look back at my newish fish tank and see the big melted spot on the hood. :( It is going to have to stay like that for a little while because I am OUT OF MONEY for fish for awhile. Ugh!

Had to add: I don't think I am ready to try a glass hood. If I melt plastic just imagine the damage I can do with glass. I like the idea of the lamp over the tank. I am going to keep my eyes out for one with a reading bulb that points down.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:09 AM   #14
 
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Don't feel bad,, I had similar expierience with clamp on light. I was using it during a cleaning of my tank and the Jack Dempsey in the tank startled me. I jerked my hand back,and water splashed up onto the bulb which promptly shattered into pieces over the tank.
I then got to drain the tank in order to try and fish all the pieces of glass out. Ended up removing the substrate completely to ensure I had not missed any glass pieces.
This was just a few months ago.
Just a few months ago? 1077, this post by you reminds me to be more careful. If something like this can happen to you, a person with soooo many more years experience than I have, then yikes, I'm doomed for!
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:39 AM   #15
 
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Just a few months ago? 1077, this post by you reminds me to be more careful. If something like this can happen to you, a person with soooo many more years experience than I have, then yikes, I'm doomed for!
Definately the floor lamp is the way to go.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #16
 
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Just a few months ago? 1077, this post by you reminds me to be more careful. If something like this can happen to you, a person with soooo many more years experience than I have, then yikes, I'm doomed for!

It just feels good to know that we are not alone, doesn't it? lol Thanks 1077.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:27 AM   #17
 
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I have an under shelf LED light - it's like a foot long strip with several LED lights in it - for say under a kitchen cabinet - so you can make a snack at night without having to turn the main light on

I plan on attaching that to the shelf above my tank

I got mine at Lowes for like $20 - and being LED it will last forever
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:55 AM   #18
 
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I have an under shelf LED light - it's like a foot long strip with several LED lights in it - for say under a kitchen cabinet - so you can make a snack at night without having to turn the main light on

I plan on attaching that to the shelf above my tank

I got mine at Lowes for like $20 - and being LED it will last forever
That is a good idea as well Brandelion but I am not sure I can put a shelf above my tank. My tank is so deep that I actually have to stand up on a chair or ladder and reach down into the tank. That generally means my body is sort of hanging over it. Next time, I want a tank that isn't quite so deep. Another live and learn moment. lol
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