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Old 08-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 
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Hot Lights

I'm in the processing of cycling my 5 gallon tank (fishless -my Betta is currently staying in in his tiny 1 gallon motel). Now while I have the light on in the tank to help the plants each day, I notice the temperature does get up to around 84 degrees. It is a marineland 5 gallon hex tank with a 10w compact fluorescent, & the bulb seems to get awfully hot. I always thought compacts don't generate heat.
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:43 PM   #2 
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Hmm, that is pretty hot. Is the light attached to a hood or can you move it further away?
If you aren't planning on plants, I would try and find something lower wattage perhaps.
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