Power compact bulb on acrylic tank - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 11-04-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Exclamation Power compact bulb on acrylic tank

Still finding away to mount my powercompact bulb to my hood but in the mean time my tank needs the light.
I was wondering if there were any dangers or possibly something going wrong if i had the actual power compact bulb laying right on top of my acrylic tank? i know it gets really hot, will it melt the tank while sitting on it or will the bulbs get messed up?

thanks
AYE RUSS is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 11-05-2009, 09:01 AM
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AYE RUSS View Post
Still finding away to mount my powercompact bulb to my hood but in the mean time my tank needs the light.
I was wondering if there were any dangers or possibly something going wrong if i had the actual power compact bulb laying right on top of my acrylic tank? i know it gets really hot, will it melt the tank while sitting on it or will the bulbs get messed up?

thanks
I wouldn't for a couple reasons.

One laying it on top of the tank increases the risk of accidental breakage.

I lost a pair of t8 fixtures due to them being to close to the tank and the moisture killing the ballast.
nfored is offline  
Reply

« Sump | media filter »
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DIY Power Compact lighting. Unrulyevil DIY Aquarium 7 11-14-2009 02:11 AM
t-5 lighting vs. power compact jeffwee559 Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 14 02-06-2009 06:40 PM
VHO VS Power compact 75galNBama Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 1 08-31-2008 09:32 AM
Power Compact Lighting Compared to VHO DJOstrichHead Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 1 04-23-2008 07:45 PM
Power compact vs VHO lighting scotty703 Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 4 12-06-2006 08:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome