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    Well my dad (who is an ellectrician) and I (I only helped a little) made a little light monster for my 10 g terrarium. I didnt expect him to be supportive of such idea, but he was [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Anyway, what it is, is a box (white inside for reflection... I might get a mirror there later) that holds 7 CLFs up to 42W each (Original plan was 8, but I decided itd be too much). Im using 25W because I think 42s would be a bit... yeah.
    So what you think? I think its quite nice [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    I'll post pics on Monday or so if anyone is interested.
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    7 - 25w CFLs on a 10 gallon. A bit of overkill, don't ya think?
    You might have to trim your plants each week so they stay small enough to fit in your tank. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]


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    Lets hope so [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Id rather trim them, than die of waiting for them to grow [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Thats what... like 11000 lumens? I think Im not gonna add more... although theres still space for 2 more bulbs... or I could just change them all to 42W... now wont that be something? lol
    But seriously, when I turn that thing upside down, the room is better lit than on a sunny day.
    Btw it also has 2 switches, so i can keep 4 or 3 or all 7 on at a time [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    Your going to need sun screen on to look at your plants...
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    where are the pics?
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    need tuh see da pics...

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    Super nova in your living room! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    Make sure you watch the tempature inside the tank. I bet 7 CF make alot of heat. You might need to put a computer fan to suck out the hot air.
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