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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Lighting question for large tank

Hey everyone, I've got a 1000 gallon tank that I'm looking for new lighting options for. It's a fish only tank but I may want to throw some frogbit in there and use java moss and maybe other low light plants that I can attach to some huge pieces of driftwood.
Currently lighting the tank are 2 48", dual t8 shoplight fixtures. I'm looking at replacing those with either 2 Finnex Ray II's or 2 Buildmyled.com fixtures, both in 48" lengths.
I'm just looking for recommendations for the tank to give me the best spread and quality of light for my dimensions, which are 8'x4'x4'.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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No takers on advice for lighting this beast, I see. I went ahead and ordered 3 custom freshwater fixtures from AJM Reef. The Finnex didn't seem big enough or bright enough for such a deep tank and my budget kind of kept me from getting the number of fixtures I would've liked from Buildmyled. Can't wait to see these lights over the tank. They should be a massive improvement over the shop light fixtures. Pics and impressions coming soon!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 11:43 PM
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Thats not a fish tank,its a swimming pool
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Thats not a fish tank,its a swimming pool
Haha, it will be when it's time to start rearranging it lol. At 48" deep someone's gotta get in to do anything.
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