08-31-2004, 02:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Leverett, Mass
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| | Halogen work light?
Has anybody ever tried using a halogen work light
for lighting an aqaurium. I have seem them from 75watt to 500watt. They seem to be the double ended bulb and what really got me thinking was the reflector they come with. Looks just like what you see advertised in the catalogs. The only thing I wonder about them is the K rating of the bulb. I was considering somehting like this for a 10 gallon aquarium. I have seen them at Sears for 15-20 dollars. I can't buy a ballast for 3-4 NO florescents for thatprice, let alone the tubes.
Tell me what you think of this idea. I figure it would have to be slightly raised from the top of hte tank to get good coverave but with 75+watts over a 10 gallon
THink it would work?