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Old 01-14-2011, 10:03 AM   #1
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Lighting a 90 gallon corner

Hello all ! I have a 90 gallon corner tank, which many of you will know, is an odd shape when it comes to lighting. I currently run a 250 watt metal halide and then behind that a 6 strip T5 light. I want to try to combine my lighting to one fixture. Anyone know a good way to light this tank ? Any way to try to get two halide lights in a fixture that is 36 inches long? Any ideas ?
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yes, there are manufacturers that sell 36" fixtures with 2 halides in them.
Hamilton Metal Halide Fixtures 2x250W 5500K 36 inch
Hamilton Technology Cebu Sun 36 inch Fixture
Sunlight Supply Maristar 36 inch 2X250W 2X39W T5 Metal Halide Aquarium Lighting Fixture

do you have a canopy? maybe you can buy retro kits and DIY it.
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I don't currently have a canopy. Do they sell those for corners as well ? I'm assuming they do, I just don't know where to look
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no. there is no such thing as a triangular fixture made for corner tanks, but can't you just sit one of these on top?
what are you trying to do, light the back as well as the front? if so, you are going to have to DIY something.
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That's exactly right. I have my tank set up like a V Where all the coral and live rock line the walls so I'm trying to light the front and back equally.
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what are the dimensions?
how about using a single 400 watt lamp with a large reflector like a lumenarc or lumenbrite, from higher up?
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That may work...Ill look into that. Thanks Doug !
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Hello all ! I have a 90 gallon corner tank, which many of you will know, is an odd shape when it comes to lighting. I currently run a 250 watt metal halide and then behind that a 6 strip T5 light. I want to try to combine my lighting to one fixture. Anyone know a good way to light this tank ? Any way to try to get two halide lights in a fixture that is 36 inches long? Any ideas ?
Thanks in advance for any info !
I have the same tank and just ordered an Aquatic life 36". I do not have corals so this will work for me, but may not be enough in your tank.
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