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Old 12-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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New 75 gal bow front - reef lighting

So I just picked up my new tank, and realized it's a 75 gallon and not a 55. I now need to upgrade my lighting. It'll be a reef setup. Hard and soft corals if i can. I need suggestions. Any advice would be great! Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #2
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2 of these-
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light Black Shell | eBay
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:06 PM   #3
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Sweet. Those look like exactly what I need and in my price range. Thank you.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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You are welcome. Be careful to acclimate everything slowly (don't turn them all the way up in the beginning, even though they may seem like they aren't bright enough to bleach corals).
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #5
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I'll keep that in mind. Thanks It'll probably be a few weeks before I even buy the lights. It's a process for sure. Lol Still gathering my basic needs.
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I was just thinking about something, I know that they come with mounts (assuming ceiling mounts) but do you or anyone else know how i can mount these without drilling into my ceiling? lol Ive been looking around but it doesnt seem that anyone makes a mount for these. Im just worried about drilling into the ceiling and I dont have a hood for this setup. Not sure a hood would even be ok? Thanks again for the advice. This lighting stuff is all new to me. My old PC was much easier to understand and setup. I feel like im taking baby steps so I hope you all have patience for my stupid questions!!
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You could use plant hangars and hook them to the wall behind the tank. You could make a frame that fastens to the sides of the stand that you can hang from.
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What a great idea! Thank you! I think this should be perfect.
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #9
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So x.... 3 of them for a 6' 125gal?
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Yep. 3 will light a 6' tank nicely.
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