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jayke
02/02/2006, 03:34 PM
I have the following set up:

2- 36" 39watt Blue Plus T5 lights
2- 36" 39watt Actinic Plus T5 lights

Total 156 watts of T5 lights.

It is my understanding that specific bulbs have a specific UV output. In my set up, there is no canopy and the lights hover above the tank. The light also hovers slightly above my son's play area. Should I be concerned about any potential harmful effects if he happens to look directly at the bulbs or if the light shines directly on his skin for extended periods of time?

Thanks.

Entropy
02/02/2006, 03:38 PM
IMO no. The bulbs have a very reduced effect the farther you get from them, and I assume you sons play area is at least six feet from the bulbs. If you are really concerned about it though, why not build a simple skirt around the top of the tank to hold the light in? You could even just make it three sided (with no back).