Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-08-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dr_Doom2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Clarksburg, WV
Posts: 90
30" tank lighting opitions

Hey guys I have a 30x18x18 tank. 30" fixtures are a little harder to find. If I were going to use a 24" or 36" fixture which one is better? I'd like to use a 36" light and flip the legs to make it mount correctly. Has anyone used this method before? Does the extra light "spilling" on the outside of the tank look bad or is it not enough to worry about?

Thanks!!
__________________

__________________
Dr_Doom2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 08:37 PM   #2
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Moved to General Hardware and equipment discussion.
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 11:07 PM   #3
Dividing by 0
Community Admin
 
fort384's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 13,926
I would suggest the 24" fixture. If it has a good reflector, it will still get light to all corners of your tank.

I have a NOVA extreme T5HO 30" fixture on my 29G planted tank. While the fixture is 30" wide, the bulbs are the 24" T5HO bulbs. It seems to do well, and I have medium and high light plants growing even in the corners of the tank.

I would think a wider fixture would look kind of funky hanging over/lighting the sides of thank... but of course I guess it depends on what you place there.
fort384 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lighting for 36" 40 gal planted tank miata General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 02-25-2008 06:26 PM
MH Lighting 4" over 75g tank - HEAT?? john0087 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 07-20-2006 01:57 AM
Lighting for a 30" 29G tank. Lonewolfblue Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12 05-01-2006 10:48 AM
Lighting for a 7" sps tank, 5x400w or 3x1000w? pomme Saltwater Reef Aquaria 6 08-02-2004 08:05 PM
Lighting help/corner tank with room for only 18" lights boardsurfer Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 2 09-20-2003 10:29 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.