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Old 03-18-2006, 06:25 PM   #11
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I have it raised on legs. It can be put on glass, but I think it looks better on legs.

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Originally Posted by gfink
Do you have to take the light fixture off the tank to open the glass cover for feeding etc..?
Or is the light on hinges?
If using the legs, it's on a swing hing and can be propped back for access to the tank. Also, you can slide the glass tops out if you want too. But if it's just sitting on the tank, you have to remove the lighe everytime you need to do anything. Or if it will slide far enough back, can do that too. But mine is wide enough to where if it was sitting on top, even when sliding it back to the filter tubes, it's still sitting on the glass hinge. So I'd have to remove it every time. So I have them on the legs. Looks better too, IMO.

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Old 03-19-2006, 10:35 AM   #13
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I've got two of the 36" CurrentUSA Orbit (2x96w) fixtures over my 125G and love them. Because of the way the tank is braced I can't use the legs so the lights sit directly on the glass. It may be because of my tank's depth, but I have no problem opening the glass lids to feed my fish, work in the tank, etc. with the lights still sitting on the glass covers. Being in contact with the glass, they do increase the water temp somewhat during the day, but no more than a few degrees. Great lights

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