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Old 10-11-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
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Question about coralife strip lights

I am finally getting around to ordering lighting for my tanks. I was looking at the Coralife PC fixtures, but I noticed that mounting legs were sold as an optional item. My question is, what purpose do they serve? I would have just set the fixture on the glass (or acrylic in the case of my 29 gal) as I have with the stock light. Are these needed to lift the unit above the surface of the tank for heat purposes?

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Old 10-11-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Coralife doesn't recommend putting the fixture directly on a glass top, in case the top breaks, the light would electrocute teh entire tank, and maybe yourself. The heat will warp your acrylic lid too most likely.

I found I got better growth running my tanks open top, so the mounting legs make that possible. I have the cheap $7 legs...not the more expensive swing-open brackets they started selling.

I like em but they aren't for every tank/situation.

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Old 10-12-2005, 02:53 AM   #3
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i've been looking at coralife pc fixtures as well and i will not buy one without buying those adjustable legs. not only will the fixture sit above the water but it can be flipped up 90 degrees for maintenance. i also get better plant growth with open topped tanks just like malkore.
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