Placing light wide-ways vs long-ways - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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Placing light wide-ways vs long-ways

I'm looking for a good LED light for my new 29 gallon tank from petco. 30.3" x 12.5" x 18.8"

The obvious option would be to get a light that fits 24-36" so I can place it over my aquarium longways. Could I instead get a light that spans the 12" width?

Not sure what problems I would run into. I have no hood or anything like that.
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Having a light that runs the length of the aquarium will have more even lighting than a light that runs the width.

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