I am (finally) going to upgrade my lighting from the single flourescent in the hood that came with my tank.
Most of the light fixtures I am looking at are significantly wider than my current strip, which will require that I also get a glass canopy. The glass canopies I have seen basically have 2 hinged pieces of glass, and a plastic strip along the back that you can cut for filters, etc.
Tho I will probably order on-line, I have been checking out LFS to see how various set-ups will look.
Most of the light fixtures I have looked at are wider than the back piece of glass on the canopy. So when sitting on top, they would extend over the hinge. Isn't this a pain in the butt when you need to open the canopy for feeding or maintenance?
I think I saw on-line that All-Glass makes a glass canopy with a wider pane, I think they call it their twin strip fixtures. But I haven't been able to locate any in stores. Anyone familiar with these?
Is the plastic strip in back wide enough clearance for my Penguin bio-wheel filter?