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post #61 of 67 (permalink) Old 06-08-2019, 08:30 PM
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I used cheap clamps from lowes that I had laying around .
I made a post about them with pics on the forum

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I know, haha. Thanks for the links, I like the idea of having it on an arm. I can't quite tell how those clips work though - would it work to hang the light using them?
Since they are under cabinet clips I suspect just a center hole.. do w/ it what you want..Eye bolt and nut ect..
looks to be clearance for a nut.

Like I said, key is just getting the profile for the light bar right. so one doesn't just hammock the light bar.. if you know what I mean..

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Have 2 Current USA Satellite Plus Pro's on my 55 gallon, 18 inches high. Had about 100 par at substrate level in the middle of the tank and now I'm running them at 70%. They should be more than enough for you. Def. get a good CO2 system though.
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Starts here but goes on for months.................

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/1...l#post11085191
If anyone's wondering, the best "nutshell" post in the thread I've found is here (talking about switching from Aquasoil to an inert substrate like BDBS):

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I'd lay odds that 80% of your plants wont miss a beat. 20% are probably in for a rude awakening. Half of those will adjust and do fine after a month or so. But yeah there's probably a few that arent going to do so well

Its more than worth it though, the cleanliness and ease of working with. Being able to mercilessly yank up whatever you want whenever you want. Its freaking great. I didnt appreciate how great until doing aquasoil in a couple of tanks. There'll be no more of that I can promise you...lol

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Have 2 Current USA Satellite Plus Pro's on my 55 gallon, 18 inches high. Had about 100 par at substrate level in the middle of the tank and now I'm running them at 70%. They should be more than enough for you. Def. get a good CO2 system though.
Thanks. I'm not sure if I want to pony up for 2 fixtures... $400 is a big chunk of my budget.
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I called a local pet store, and they said they carried a 40gal rimless for $170. I wanted to make sure it was the 40 breeder instead of the 40 long, so I asked how wide it was, and she said it was 18" wide (okay, good) by 30" long. Huh? They were closing, so I didn't take the time to clarify, but I'm hoping she just misspoke. I can't find any tank size, standard or otherwise, with a 30"x18" footprint (or even with 30" and 18" dimensions in any direction).

At any rate, that's cheap enough that I'd definitely be able to budget for a rimless tank. Fingers crossed! I'll call them back tomorrow for clarification.
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Lifeguard Aquatics Crystal Large – 29.53″ x 17.72″ x 17.72″ ~40 gl.

https://www.lifegardaquatics.com/pro...tal-aquariums/

A single AI Prime, mounted high, might just give you what you want.
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Lifeguard Aquatics Crystal Large – 29.53″ x 17.72″ x 17.72″ ~40 gl.

https://www.lifegardaquatics.com/pro...tal-aquariums/

A single AI Prime, mounted high, might just give you what you want.
Thanks, that looks like a nice tank, but at $370 I think it's out of my budget.
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