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 05-03-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
Question Another question on lights- 60"

If I pick up a 60 inch tank what can i expect as far as lighting? I've done some searching and most brands go from 48" to 72" fixtures. The only place I found a 60" was the odyssea which interestingly enough has 4 80w bulbs in it. When you get a 72" higher end light it also uses 80w bulbs.

When you do find a 60" fixture it only uses 54w 4 foot bulbs so I'd be loosing light on the ends.

Quite the dilemma I have here. i though lighting would be cheaper for a 60" but it's not looking that way.

I already have two odyssea units, one the cheapo and one from a few years back which is excellent quality believe it or not lol

Any one have any ideas off the top of their head? I gotta make a decision on this CL tank by tomorrow. or should I just wait for a 6 foot 125g?
__________________

__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 150
I guess a standard would be 2 30" fixtures each with 24" bulbs, probablly 24watts per bulb ?
__________________

__________________
36 Bowfront
j2112j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 10:15 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,962
I'm looking for reef lighting. Not sure 24w bulbs are gonna cut it. It does have the center brace so I;m not sure how two 30's would actually fit.
__________________
180g Reef - 60g Rimless Reef -90G FOWLR- 125g Malawi Cichlids- 40b REEF- 34g Fresh Planted-working on- 20L FOWLR- working on
I have a mix of many different saltwater fish amongst my tanks, but I love my Tangs most of all.
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lights

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
Wiring diagram for led "moon lights" black hills tj DIY Projects 1 07-21-2007 07:39 PM
I think I might go "reef" with low lights blazeyreef Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 05-21-2007 09:40 PM
CF lights on "sale" LAGlocker Southern States 0 11-23-2005 12:12 AM
Blue LED "moon lights" ?? lyquidphyre Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 15 03-12-2004 08:38 PM
How long must the lights be "on" in order to have mansiz Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 08-06-2003 10:03 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:23 AM.


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