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Old 09-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #1
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Bigger Light, Smaller Tank.

I have a 48" Nova Extreme Pro 6x54w.

I was wondering.. if i got something like a 50G tank.. or a 40G breeder tank.. which are all 36" in length.. would i still be able to use my current light fixture? If i had the NEP over a 40G breeder which is only 19" deep.. would that be too much light over that tank? The 50G is a little higher.. but i am really looking for a 40G breeder in the future.
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You could use it it but it will be hanging off both ends and the lighting hanging off the end will really light the room up if you know what I mean.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:00 PM   #3
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Dangs.. i never really thought of that. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I'm wondering if i should just go with a 75G instead. It's just that i like the smaller tanks like the 50's or the 40g breeders. So confused as to what i should do. Im taking any ideas and/or suggestions.
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ive got the solution zero. Send me your light, and ill send you a single tube, 36" light, and you wont have to worry about "lighting up the room" lol
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XD I bet that would be nice wouldn't it. But you would still have to pay for the ridiculous shipping fees. And if every single one of the bulbs "accidentally" got crushed during shipping.. XD
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Go with a 75, basically the same dimensions as a 55, just a little longer front-to-back wise which makes scaping easier.
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Yeah.. but thats going to be like.. a junkload of more rock.. :s
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The 75lbs of LR you have now will be Ok. You can add a piece at a time later on but you`ll be OK for now.
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Yeah.. i guess.. but i don't like the rock i have now.. its ugly and the pieces are straight up retarded. I hate my rockwork as it is..
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Sorry to hear that. Maybe break them up into different shapes and sizes.
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