My tank is 48x13x20
My tank is in a cubby because we built the wall to hold a 55 and 2-30 gal
tanks. I definitley screwed up the size but its too late now.
I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about lighting so I will research, but I will refer back to here to make sure. I just want to get the setup correct the second time around. Since most of you may know my LFS
has got me going in circles. I am almost done reading the new marine aquarium and found out alot of info. I've already asked my LFS
what to do and he suggests just getting 2 glass tops and adding a 48 strip ontop to add to my other lights. Funny at first he said I already ahd what I neede. This does not seem to be enough according to you guys. Hence that's why I am asking you.
Could someone help in designing one for me components wise. It would help alot. Just want to get the correct stuff. I will post back my status of what I am checking out.
My stepdad is good with wood working. If I give him dimensions he builds it. How far can the light be away from the tank? Could I mount the lighting comp. onto the wall and then box them in with some wood from the front and sides. The wall is finished in drywall and painted. Maybe I could mount a piece of 3/8 plywood on the wall. I don't want to burn my house down either though. I could put a panel on the front with hinges to pull outward. I have 2-8' access doors from the back. This is how I do my maintenance. I can post some pics. later to show.
Not to change the subject but I ordered and received 45lbs. ($87.99) of LR
from Liveaquaria.com on saturday. The fiji reef rock was very nice and hardly had an odor to it. So it seems to have been pre-cured good. I have it in the gabage can now curing it again as required. Just wanted to post that I have had good results from this site. Amazing to order something from CA
and receive it in PA in 18 hours!
Thanks again for all the help.