I am still in the planning stage of setting up my 90-gallon saltwater tank, delayed due to a stupid accident involving me, a ladder and a 7-foot fall causing bruised ribs and a separated shoulder.
Anyway, I was thinking about the lighting and possibly going with this:
48" ADV PLUS Aquarium Metal Halide 716W Reef Fish Fan | eBay
I see that it comes with 3" legs, but this seems like it would be too close to the water. I plan to use glass plating on top but was wondering if this would just cause the fish to parboil.
My question is: How far above the water should I hang these lights to avoid excess heat yet still be usable? The tank is 48"w x 13"d x 33"h with plans being to start as FOWLR
then convert to reef, so I know I will need the MH
bulbs to light the bottom adequately. I just want to see the fish, not boil them.