My 4' inwall tank is under a staircase, which makes it very difficult to mount a light fixture that is as wide as the tank - unless it's literally sitting on top of the tank.
Here's a quick and dirty photoshop "picture" showing what it looks like from the back of the tank:
The top left corner of the tank is obviously the problem.
I'm looking at several mega expensive 4' low profile fixtures such as the aqua sunlight classic that is only 3.2" tall, the maristar that is only 4" tall, etc. but even then it will be tricky to mount it a decent height above the tank.
So now I'm thinking of just using a 3' fixture which really opens up lots more options. I'm just concerned about the left and right sides of the tank not getting enough light. With a 3' fixture I would be able to mount it plenty high, say 8" above the water, so would that work ok? I guess if necessary I can always move my mushrooms etc to the edges.
Oh, it would be a 3' fixture with 2 x 250w MHs plus either VHOs, PCs, T5s, etc.
Ah, as I wrote this I just had another idea. I guess if it wasn't quite enough I could always move it all the way to the right and just hang a little MH
spotlight pendant all the way on the left or something. Hmm...
I guess the final question is, does anyone know of any good combo fixtures that can be made to a custom size? Ideally I'd want something that was about 42" inches wide.
What do you guys/gals think?