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Old 02-19-2011, 02:33 AM   #11
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as in hanging from ceiling no not and option at this stage,<br><br>would love to buy missus doesnt want any more "work" done to roof<br>
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Well, it doesn't need to hang from the ceiling. You could put up a post and attach it to the back of the tank stand. Like what i did if you look at my build thread:

That gray bar that's bent... that's what my pendant hangs from

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My dad wouldn't let me drill in to my ceiling so this is what i did.
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:56 AM   #13
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looks nice mate

real nice,

now what im looking at though looking at them being on top of the tank
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:00 AM   #14
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ok i think im getting my head around this,

im tossing up between these 2 items

1 of these
Amazon.com: AQUALIGHT T5 HO LUNAR FIXTURE: Kitchen & Dining

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Amazon.com: 30 in. Aqualight T5 HO Dual Lamp Light Fixture - 2 x 31W: Kitchen & Dining

thanks for your help sorry if i sound noob its because i am this is my first attempt at a marine tank
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:35 AM   #15
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Went with the 2 t5 ho

Now gotta wait till they arrive from the states
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andrew, what are the dimensions of your tank? 30" but how deep is it to the sand bed? how wide front to back. i think you are limiting yourself with 2 x 24 watt t-5s.
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #17
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I always recommend these lights:
Current USA Nova Extreme T5HO X2 - Saltwater Aquarium Light Fixtures
You could go with the 36" size and just have a little over hang on each side.
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50 cm

I have actually sourced 39w tubes locally for them,

I have a 6 x 39 unit here but it's to big
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you are going to have to go with 24 watt lamps in a 30" fixture. do you have a canopy? how about retro fitting something. stagger 24" lamps perhaps?
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Hmm they come with 31w my Lfs said they had 30" 39w tubes made by a local company called clipsal

Any way confused again lol

What would u suggest mr x for my cuc starting to get a brown algae in there
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