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    Bulb Touching Screen

    I bought a 100 watt compact fluorescent bulb for my terrarium, and I was wondering if I could have it touching the metal screen, and later glass on my aquarium? I mean, is it bad for the bulb?

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    ...is it REALLY a 100 watt light, or is it really like 20-25 watts?

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    It is most likely a 100w equivalent 18w light. not enough for good cp growth. I have 3 30w cf
    for one small shelf.
    They can touch metal and glass, they don't get very hot.
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    They are fine I have them touch stuff all the time
    MY dad thoguh they could start a fire so I took a hot one out then licked it no burns just hot.

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    What did it taste like?

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    No, it's really a 100 watt CFL, I ordered it from 1000bulbs.com. Actually it's 105 watts. It's 11.5 five inches long and barely fits in the space between my tank and the next shelf on the rack.
    I also have an 18 watt T-8 over it.

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    Fantastic! What a fresh answer!

    Just make sure there's some airflow and I'm sure it'll be fine.

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