Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 07-10-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: McKinney, Tx
Posts: 3,548
Send a message via AIM to lyquidphyre
Aquasun T5-HO Double Light Linear Fluorescent Hoods

Hey guys! It's been a long time since I've been on the boards but I think I am going to set up my 75gal in my classroom (since its not getting any use in the garage!).
Does anyone know if this lamp can be placed on top of the glass and not hung above with those clips?
http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-AquaSun-Fluorescent-24-Inch/dp/B0002DIRAU/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2N2CQRHPET54W &coliid=II8PCLHA69H3S



The reason I ask is I am putting my tank on a lab table that has cabinets above it which makes for a tight squeeze. I think it would be manageable sitting on the glass top of my aquarium but the clips might make it too tall. Any help is appreciated (especially if you know of a thinner light fixture)
__________________

__________________

lyquidphyre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Rivercats's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 13,145
They cost more but look into LED fixtures. If you are having a planted tank then PM Brian_Nano12g as he can tell you the best fixtures for planted tanks as most LED's don't have a good spectrum of red light in them. The fixtures are very slim and sit a couple inches high. If your doing a fish only tank then most LED fixtures will work as long as they aren't made for SW use.
__________________
Rivercats 220g planted tank
Rivercats is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fluorescent, hoods, light

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.