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Old 01-13-2007, 04:41 AM   #1
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please help lighting questions (DESPERATE)

I'm having a heck of a time... I want to upgrade to metal halide. I have a

72 gallon BOWFRONT only 12 inches of space not 15 available for possible lighting

I like the orbit extreme and the coralife pro but they are fifteen inches wide.

Can anyone recommend a 48 x 12 light, if it has legs instead of suspension system that would be wonderful or a way to modify my tank to fit the 15" light

Can you set metal halide directly on your tank(glass top)
or not. How high shoud it be off the glass?

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Old 01-13-2007, 09:03 AM   #2
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How about some retro fit MH`s. I would not just sit them on your glass. Your tank water will get hot. Going to move this to appropiate forum.

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I agree some Retrofit kits would probably be best for you. Also agree, do not lay them on your glass top. You'll overheat your tank rather quickly that way.


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Old 01-13-2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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You could also try power compact fluorescents
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