Find a sterilite container with a white plastic lid. Cut a strip of the white plastic big enough to completely cover your center brace and use it as a sacrificial heat sink to protect the center brace. A few dabs of silicon are all that's needed to raise it above the brace slightly and hold it in place.I bought a 28g bow front today. My question is, the middle support. will the light cause any damage? It seems like its plastic and might melt. Thanks
OK, let me be sure I understand. A flourescent bulb isn't as hot as an incandescent bulb so that meansTurn on a fluorescent bulb, leave it on for a few minutes, & then touch it.
(Try the same thing with an incandescent bulb.)
Like WhiteDevil said, fluorescent bulbs do generate heat, just not as much as incandescent bulbs.
OK, you're right. In an 80 degree room a florescent bulb might reach 95 degrees.OK, let me be sure I understand. A flourescent bulb isn't as hot as an incandescent bulb so that means
95 degrees, how interesting. I must be running them wrong because I think mine get warmer than that.OK, you're right. In an 80 degree room a florescent bulb might reach 95 degrees.
Your body temperature is 98.6 degrees - can you hold onto the plastic on top of your tank and melt it or is this a non-issue?
They are flourescent bulbs. The quote was "Fluorescent bulbs do not generate heat". I guess they don't generate heat on their own but if you turn them on they generate heat. Some generate a lot of heat, some only a little.comparing a VHO or CF to a regular flourescent is unfair. You might as well compare a RF to an incendascent house bulb.