Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/forum.php)
- Saltwater Aquarium Equipment (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/saltwater-aquarium-equipment/)
- - Safe to not have glass under lights with setup? (http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/saltwater-aquarium-equipment/safe-not-have-glass-under-lights-118246/)
Safe to not have glass under lights with setup?
Here's a pic of my tank. Has 4 T-12 bulbs, 2 "blue" 2 white. I got the tank used and it didn't have glass as a top. I bought some glass (I have to cut), but I'm thinking about returning it. The bulbs all have caps and ends that screw on the lights so water couldn't get in the light. Also, the water is at least 10" below the lights.
Just want to make sure what others think, because I don't want a fire:shock:
No need for the glass. I use Metal Halides and they are only like 6-8" above the water. You also have the water proof end caps on them, your ok.
Would move light's away from over the tank,or turn filter's off while doing maint or lowering water level.
Have had work shop bulbs explode when cool water hit them, (just sayin).
T5 orMetal Halide bulb's get fairly warm, and water splashing onto them while over the tank could result in you fishing glass out of the tank.
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:26 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.