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Old 01-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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You can have a lid with this, as long as its exactly the same dimensions as your tank, and fits flush with the ends of your tank youll be good to go! Ill take a pic when i get home for ya
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #22
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Thanks alot.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #23
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You can have a lid with this, as long as its exactly the same dimensions as your tank, and fits flush with the ends of your tank youll be good to go! Ill take a pic when i get home for ya
Yeah my canopy barely hangs off the sides (1/8-1/4" gap) on the sides. The back is fully open though. I'm ordering a light this week for sure.
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Also, can you measure from the top of the tank to the top of the light please? I want to see how close it will be to the canopy. If I go T5 I will prob either cut out some vents on the top of the canopy or if there is a good amount of clearance I might even add a couple small fans. Still debating in my mind. LOL
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:19 PM   #25
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I'm thinking about getting this set up pending pictures - I keep going back and forth to the 120w Leds because they're $300 for two units ( i have a 55g tank ) but this unit for the 6 bulb t5 is only 180 free shipping but have to replace bulbs every year - hmmmm
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 PM   #26
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Distance is 3 inches, good luck with a canopy and this t5 fixture... U cannot hang it, youd spend more money trying to mod it to hang the. Buying a good t5 fixture imo a canopy on a sw tank is not worth the hassles also prevents gas exchange
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:33 PM   #27
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I'm thinking about getting this set up pending pictures - I keep going back and forth to the 120w Leds because they're $300 for two units ( i have a 55g tank ) but this unit for the 6 bulb t5 is only 180 free shipping but have to replace bulbs every year - hmmmm
I'm in the same boat. Looking at 2 TaoTronics or a 6 bulb T5 for my 75 gallon. It's a tough decision for me. Which LEDs are you looking at?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:37 PM   #28
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These one's here. They're dimmable, LED, 120w, 3w, blue & white. I just don't know how to mount them if I get these, and they're so expensive upfront compared to only 180...

2 Dimmable 120W Aquarium Coral Reef Fish Tank White Blue LED Light White Expower | eBay
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #29
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Those look pretty nice. Similar to the TaoTronics for $129 each but I'm not sure what the difference is. I will check it out when I get home.
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Those look pretty nice. Similar to the TaoTronics for $129 each but I'm not sure what the difference is. I will check it out when I get home.
yeah check it out, from the research I've done it seems like the main difference is that these are dimmable and the Taotronics are not...
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