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Old 12-09-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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Lighting for a 6 foot tank

I am getting a 180 Gallon tank next month. I currently use the Solarmax deep blue lights and plan on getting more of them.

What do you think works better for a 6 foot tank.

1 large/long light (4feet long...etc)
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2 lights (3 feet long...etc)

It's a freshwater SA cichlid tank with no plants.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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I would go with 2 lights (3 foot long) i think it would look better
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I am in the same situation here as well. Looking for light for my new 125 gallon tank. Personally, if I have a 6ft tank, I would not get a 4ft strip. I would get something that covers the entire tank. Weather that be a single 6ft setup or two 3ft units. I haven't decided yet what im going to be going with yet. Im leaning toward two 3ft marineland LED fixtures.
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I'm leaning towards the two 3 Feet fixtures as well. Just curious what others think.
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Hi i used a single four foot tube on my six footer with know problem, but the other six footer with a twin four foot unit did look better or rather brighter Also it depends on which tube you use, the single four foot tube was a 'daylight' tube. Basically a brighter tube than some that are more based around the red spectrum
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