halogens get very hot
I am using halogen lights over some of my smaller tanks (less than 4'). The are the cheap puck lights hardware stores sell for cabinet lighting. They do a good job even for growing low light plants like Java Fern and Anubias. The main downside is that the bulbs don't last long if the lamps get the least amount of moisture and/or splashed water.Alowishus said:I've had problems with algae growth since I switched to a brighter lamp. I think I want to go back to a relatively lower light level to help with the algae and create a more natural look.
I'm looking at some small floor/wall mount halogen spots (~10W ea) that I'd attach to a bar running along above the tank. Bad idea? Good idea? Why? Thanks.