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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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tight fit??

I have two tanks to buy lights for. each tank is 11.5" wide

but, the total distance from the top of the tank to the shelf above it is 1".

I was hoping the 10" fugeray would work but I am unsure how 'tall' it is.

any advice??

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75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 04:19 PM
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very tight with the legs... 2.5+ inch tall

without it it would be with tight with a glass lid.. over 1.5+"

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 05:01 PM
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I have to ask: With just 1" clearance, how do you work in those tanks?

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I guess I should've been clearer. I've been guilty, way too many times, of cramming the biggest tank I could manage to fit in a given space. Every time, they went great until I had to work in the tank for whatever reason. Frustrating and I've learned my lesson. I may be over-stepping my bounds here, but you should think about a new rack to hold those tanks. I know, I know; that's easy for me to say.

I think the marineland fixtures will slip into a 1" space if you remove the sliding tank mounts. But that would leave the fixture right on top of a glass top. Not advisable.

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I guess I should've been clearer. I've been guilty, way too many times, of cramming the biggest tank I could manage to fit in a given space. Every time, they went great until I had to work in the tank for whatever reason. Frustrating and I've learned my lesson. I may be over-stepping my bounds here, but you should think about a new rack to hold those tanks. I know, I know; that's easy for me to say.

I think the marineland fixtures will slip into a 1" space if you remove the sliding tank mounts. But that would leave the fixture right on top of a glass top. Not advisable.
I might try the marineland if they make one the right length.

I get the idea of no room for maintenance...but since I'm just setting these tanks up for someone else....and I told them it was a bad idea....it'll be their lesson to learn.

and being only 3.5 gallon tanks, if anything major disaster happens, siphoning out 2 gallons then sliding the tank out shouldn't be too bad.

thanks

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75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry
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OK then, at 3.5G's that's a different animal.

The marineland fixtures have "leg sets" that pull out from the sides of the fixture so that they can sit on different rim dimensions. I'm not certain if you can pull them out altogether, but may be worth looking into.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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the marineland fit, this one http://www.bigalspets.com/led-aquari...FYhaMgoduVsAKA

unfortunately designed to sit on top of a glass canopy. So I had to glue on some 2" 'L' shaped brackets to span the length of the tank and sit on the rim.

I even have almost enough room to fit a pencil between the top of the light fixture and the shelf above.

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40B Inlaws Tank: 2 goldfish
75 Main Tank w/ sump: 5 Glossolepis pseudoincisus, 5 Melanotaenia boesemani, 10 Melanotaenia praecox, 5 Melanotaenia lacustris, some cories, a bn pleco and rainbow fish fry
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