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Old 01-20-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Light for quarantine tank

It will be a 20 gallon tank, and I plan on quarantining every fish for between 4 and 6 weeks, so I want them to be happy and healthy while they're in there. I found this light, and it seems like a really good deal.

24" Aqualight T-5 - Double Linear Strip - 58020

Would this be a good light for my QT? Eventually dwarf angels and butterflies will likely be quarantined in this tank. What do the experts think?

As an aside, I recently purchased this light for my main tank.

HL 48" 4 Lamp T5 Fixture - 614848

It's an incredible deal especially when you consider that it comes with 4 lights included for free. It made my tank look so gorgeous I could barely believe it. Now I'm ready for any kind of coral or invert You've got to be a little creative and handy to mount it on your tank though unless you just want to hang it above your tank. The mounting legs that I bought didn't work at all. Any suggestions about the kinds of legs I can use to mount it several inches above my tank to avoid problems with the skimmer being in the way?
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:57 PM   #2
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That is fine or any single striplight. Nothing fancy is needed for a QT, but enough to make the animal well visible.
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I agree, lighting is not as important for fish as it is for some corals.
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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Anyone have suggestions for what to do about the light on my main tank?
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