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Old 12-27-2012, 05:40 AM   #1
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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.


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30w led floodlights they're cheep on evilbay
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i use 2x 36" Tek light fixtures on mine, i LOVE them

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Tanks Chad, I'll look into those.
I like how you've got them mounted.
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i use 2x 36" Tek light fixtures on mine, i LOVE them

That tank looks sick!
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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


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That tank looks sick!
thx seth, i am pleased with it so far as well
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