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Contrl 12-27-2012 05:40 AM

Lighting for a 72t tank.
 
My tank is 72" x 18.5" x25" deep I would like to keep things as simple as possible. Good lights that will efficiently provide enough light for heavy planting... I intend to use CO2,, diy at first then pressurised. very little filtration, just mostly water flow. trying to avoid having too many things hanging over the side of the tank.

I had considered hi-bays, but figured they'd be inefficient. even thought about old used tanning bed bulbs. that I could get cheap to free.

thinking also of going fully covered to avoid/control evaporation.

any suggestions as to lighting that doesn't break the bank but will seriously grow plants.


Garrick

Sethjohnson30 12-27-2012 07:04 AM

30w led floodlights they're cheep on evilbay

ChadRamsey 12-27-2012 01:36 PM

i use 2x 36" Tek light fixtures on mine, i LOVE them

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps00a3941f.jpg

Contrl 12-28-2012 03:15 AM

Tanks Chad, I'll look into those.
I like how you've got them mounted.

Sethjohnson30 12-28-2012 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChadRamsey (Post 2126646)
i use 2x 36" Tek light fixtures on mine, i LOVE them

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps00a3941f.jpg

That tank looks sick!

ChadRamsey 12-28-2012 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Contrl (Post 2128046)
Tanks Chad, I'll look into those.
I like how you've got them mounted.

they were on seale a couple weeks ago here: http://www.reefgeek.com/specials.html


Quote:

Originally Posted by Sethjohnson30 (Post 2128074)
That tank looks sick!

thx seth, i am pleased with it so far as well:proud:

Sethjohnson30 01-25-2013 01:27 AM

Lighting for a 72t tank.
 
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