no no fogger just exoterra monsoon mister and pool....but yes i can use a screen that is 1/4 holes
Just so you know; if the MVB is going outside on top, you`ll need a ceramic holder for it (as well as the ceramic bulb fixture), the face of the bulb obviously cannot contact the screen, but make it a nice tight fit, so you don`t lose humidity through the screen around the bulb/holder.
I`ll tentatively suggest you might only need a 100w MVB in that size of enclosure with the room temps being quite high, so try putting normal household bulb/s around that wattage, and see what the ambient temps are, though the MVBs do direct the heat downwards to some degree, rather than all around, as with incandescents and CHEs. It will just give you some idea.
alright sounds good thank you for all the help.....i plan to start this tomorrow night i'm away at college so i have to rely on a friends father to use his tools to build this but he is a woodsmith and will be assisting i'll post some pics as i get everything started
i already have a Fluker's Sun Dome will this work for holding my mvb i beilieve it is ceramic coated i just don't want to waste my money on something i already have
It isn't the reflector that needs to be ceramic. All it needs to be is metal, not plastic.
Its the socket itself where the light screws into that has to be ceramic or porcelin. A plastic socket will melt.
o ok well this yes this will work i wasn't sure if the reflector needed a ceramic coat to keep from getting to hot... this will work fine it is a 10" diameter large dome
EDIT: You`re just too quick for me! Yes, it should be fine... ;)
Are you all talking about the aluminium reflectors such as those that fit over fluorescent tubes, and direct light back, or just the domes that protect the bulb (not necessarily reflective)?