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 12-20-2014, 03:52 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Fishy_Friends's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 25
36 Gallon Reef Lighting

Currently I have a 36 gallon bow front FOWLR that I would like to convert to a reef tank. I would greatly appreciate advice on what light I should use. I want to go with an LED fixture and I plan on keeping mushrooms, zoanthids, and monaporas (is that how you spell it?) thanks!
__________________

__________________
Fishy_Friends is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2014, 11:23 PM   #2
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,544
One of these guys will do:
New Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Grow Light US | eBay
They will grow anything photosynthetic you want and is the cheapest possible. Each unit covers 2ft of tank, so you'll only need one for a tank that size.
__________________

Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Fishy_Friends's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 25
Thanks, but I was wanting not to hang anything from the ceiling. Do you have any other recommendations.
__________________
Fishy_Friends is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 09:08 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
dingusplease's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,364
The panel Sniperhank linked to is your best bet for cost and size on this tank, and the most efficient. You don't have to hang it from the ceiling, you could make a mount for it out of metal conduit, or just make some braces to hold it up over the tank.

The only other LED lights I can think of that don't usually hang from the ceiling are marineland "reef capable" led fixtures, and those aren't that powerful.

You could also just diy an led fixture and make a tank mount for it.
__________________
dingusplease is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Fishy_Friends's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 25
Ok thanks. I will look into how I will mount it.
__________________
Fishy_Friends is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
36 gallon, 6 gallon, gallon, light, lighting, reef

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, Lighting, Lighting CiRXSi Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 5 04-06-2005 08:46 PM
proper lighting for a ten gallon reef dawnme6a Nano Reefs 8 02-10-2005 10:39 PM
10 gallon reef lighting sks Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 01-14-2005 11:50 PM
90 gallon reef lighting nickthapainter Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 01-12-2005 12:34 AM
lighting--55 gallon reef mtglore Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 07-23-2003 05:26 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:29 PM.


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