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Old 12-15-2004, 07:08 PM   #1
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i wanna get the coralife aqualights and was wodnering if 24 inch hood is big enough for a 30 in tank, since the next size up is 36 inches which is too long, and if the 24 inch is right then how would i mount it without a canopy?thnaks
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:14 PM   #2
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Current USA makes a 30" 2x65. That's what I have on my 37gal, but I'm contemplating getting a 36" 2x96 to replace it. The 65w bulbs are only ~22" long, so you have 3-4 inches at the sides of the tank without light directly above. It's not real noticeable to the eye, but I want to try and get better overall coverage for future invert life. I can live with the lighting overhanging the sides of the tank.
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jbj makes a 30 inch fixture as well, but u run into the same problem as current usa in that the bublbs are short.

http://www.jbjlighting.com/lighting_systems.html
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The coralife 30" fixture has the bulbs slightly stagered to help with the short bulb problem. I would stick with a coralife as they have a great warranty and in my experiance a great track record for performance!
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:48 AM   #5
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I agree with captive, Coralife fixtures are awesome, and they do make a 2x65w 30" hood, with 1 actinic and 1 10,000K bulb inside.
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Old 12-16-2004, 02:13 PM   #6
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Actually the 30" aqualight has 2 50/50 bulbs.
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