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Old 08-12-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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Light size?

Hey I am going to purchase a finnex 24/7 light for my 29 gallon planted tank! My glass top fits a 20g long so would I need a 30 inch one? I just wanted to make sure! I'm not sure how it fits! And will it work with my glass top on? And where is the cheapest place to get the light?

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Old 08-12-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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I got mine from Amazon.

The little "clips" or feet on the fixture can adjust a few inches as some tanks are custom made. So if your tank is 30 inches long then the 30 inch is fine.

though you may hit issues clipping it on with your hood...


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Old 08-12-2015, 04:55 PM   #3
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I've been checking out the finnext fixtures for a while.

Caleb, you are saying that a 30" fixture will adjust an inch or so?

If so, this is great because my 20g is just shy of 31"!

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Old 08-12-2015, 06:43 PM   #4
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To give you a better visual...

This is a 20 inch fixture on a 20 inch 10g.

http://i.imgur.com/LAg0Wg2.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hS5pmmT.jpg

As you can see the clips can slide and adjust. They can slide out to a point as well, around 1 inch on each clip so 22 inches max range.


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I have some of the 24/7 predecessors (FugeRay, Planted+) and I did not like how the mounting legs did not sit completely flush with the tank's rim. The inner ledge of the rim prevented this from happening. Also, it seemed like thumbscrews on the clamp portion of the mounting leg were making contact with only the very upper edge of the rim. It did not feel secure. On top of that, with the glass canopy in place, the aforementioned mounting legs would not even clamp on at all.
So I built some rails out of PVC and mounted them onto the tank's rim. The rails provided more area for the mounting legs to clamp onto. You can see a pict of them in post #12 on the following thread: One or two planted + lights
There seems to be some problem with images hosted on the Imgur servers. Hopefully that will be resolved soon.
Also, not saying that the current setup won't work. I believe the mounting legs on the 24/7 are more adjustable than earlier models.


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