Originally Posted by dianeww
This is a light I've just been looking at, too. Do you need to add the legs, or will the light unit fit right on the tank? Or wouldn't that be OK? Shouldn't the light be close to the water?
I would recommend the legs. Sure you can just add the light onto the tank but since there are so many watts, you might have to worry about the tank water heating up on warmer days. And even though I use a smaller Aqualight, the mounting hinges I have are awesome. I can just bend the light back, add the supports and I'm ready for a water change. Plus it helps if i really need to get my hands in the tank, I don't have to take the enitre thing off the tank. And considering a 48" I wouldn't want to.