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Old 11-06-2014, 01:20 AM   #11
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:59 AM   #13
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EBay look up 120w dimmable led reef
Are these good for reef systems?

My tank is 36 inches wide. Would this work?
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Are these good for reef systems?

My tank is 36 inches wide. Would this work?
one fixture will light up a 2 foot section of tank to grow any coral you want.
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2X Dimmable LED Aquarium Light 120W Coral Reef Tank White Blue Grow 55x3 Watt | eBay
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Thanks! I'm going to go with this lighting.

How high should it be hung above the tank?

Do I affix it from the ceiling or can I get some sort of piece to hang it from?

And am I able to put a glass top on my tank or should I leave it open? Just concerned about my curious cats.


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All of the above questions are basically up to you. I would hang the lights anywhere from 7-12 inches from the water. You can attach it to the ceiling, or use plant hangars or some other creative idea to hang it from the wall behind. You can put a glass top over the tank if you wish, but I always suggest against this, because it greatly limits the amount of gas exchange (fresh air hitting the water surface), and this may lead to low ph, among other things.
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Lighting Help

I've decided to do a 20G saltwater for right now as that is what is in the budget currently 😊 but I WILL upgrade in the future.

So, any other suggestions for lighting now? Or does it stay the same?

Also, do you think if I put an acryllic top and drilled holes all throughout it that it would allow for the gas to pass through? I have a very curious and mischievous cat.

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I found this and I think I am going to go with it. What do you think? Or should I stay with the dimming LEDs?

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I really would like to go with what is best for my future corals but I do have a bit of a budget. The T5's are cheaper - but do they do the same job??


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The T5s won't be enough to grow some things. Also, the first time you replace bulbs, the LEDs will end up being cheaper
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