4x2x2 pvc..... recommendations for bulb?

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4x2x2 pvc..... recommendations for bulb?

Postby Longfellow777 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:38 pm

so its a 4x2x2 pvc with the fixtures inside, was curious what bulb do you think would keep that best? its a big change for us from her glass 63 gallon so I'm not quite sure. I know a lot of people have the 4x2x2 on here so please help us figure this out it comes in Monday so i want to have all my ducks in a row. I got a arcadia 75 watt halogen for it but i dont know if thats too much or too little?
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Re: 4x2x2 pvc..... recommendations for bulb?

Postby Longfellow777 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:46 pm

We are just gonna have to buy 2 or 3 bulbs and see what works best before we put her in there. Cost more but we will work it out.
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Re: 4x2x2 pvc..... recommendations for bulb?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:27 am

It really comes down to trial and error at first since each enclosure is so different in terms of how it holds heat. Once you have one that works though, buy a bunch so you have spares on hand and it's easy going forward.

I'm guessing that PVC will hold heat much more easily than glass. I would plan on using a lower wattage to start testing with, but even that will vary on brand and type of bulb. Arcadia 75w halogen seems like a good place to start.
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Re: 4x2x2 pvc..... recommendations for bulb?

Postby Longfellow777 » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:46 am

Thank you Cooper i have ordered a 50 watt arcadia halogen as well in case the 75 is too much. Then i will send back the one I'm not using to replace with a spare of the one i go with. How is Delvin doing? The neck on Frey'ja is not going down so I'm making an appointment for this week and figure that out she is eating more than she was so Im confused lol.
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