I did it for years but ran the AC in summer all the time. Had fans also. 3 x 250w over a 180. Temp hovered around 81.
I did stress over it at times though. Never was an issue though. Hit 83-84 at times, no problems. Just constant top off water.
Nice! I can do halide/led, but I'm done with T5's. That would be too much heat. Unless those fixtures run cool (for halide/T5)?
I think Anthony (ycnibrc) was going back to halide/w Kessil's? Of course, he can hide those fixtures on the other side, I can't.
If the Geisemann had led strips, I would be onboard, maybe?
Yeah, I thought I saw pics with the xho's attached online somewhere. I'll probably use my Orphek bars and I might upgrade to the 3' blue sky version once I get my new canopy together. I would love two 24" spectras, but sourcing them is another story and they're not cheap. I'll probably stick with the Reef Brite halide reflectors w/o the xho's. Just need to figure out if two 175w will do the trick or two 250w? I'm going to go with 14k bulbs.