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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-27-2007, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Need advice on a lighting fixture and filter please !!!

Im getting a 16 x 16 x 16 inch tank which is about 18 gallons and need advice on a lighting fixture that will fit it or do you think i will have to get some kind of lamp to light it.
It will be a mid light level tank.
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What kind of filter would be a good choice also.
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You can get a 12" 2x18w Satellite fixture...your tank's dimensions are very interesting though. I don't think many fixtures will be able to cover the front-back dimension of your tank unless you raise it higher over the water.
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Its a custom made tank.
Do you think i should get 2 of those light fixtures ?
I plan on growing low light plants mostly mabye some mid light plants two.
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70w DIY HM fixture.

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Im looking for something i dont have to make. Theres got to be something out there but ive looked and looked and i just dont know what to do about it .
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Either get two of the Sattelites, or two Coralife fixtures. Same wattage. But it's gonna cost you around ~$110 shipped for both. Maybe a tad more.

Or you can get a 20" fixture to sit on top of the 16" tank. It'll hang over though.
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How about three or four of these?
Aquarium | Fluorescent Fixtures | Fluorescent Place-a-Lite Reflector - Black - 5.5 gal. - 16 in. - PF0031 - ThatPetPlace.com
A small aquaclear HOB would be a decent filter.
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Mabye i can call and change the size of my tank if they havent built it yet. I would like to have a cube tank but want a light fixture that is eay to find for it. What size would yall make it i want it to be about 20 gallons.
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20x18x14

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Ok i changed my order to these measurements 24"x12"x18" thats the same measurements as is on the ADA Cube Garden 60-H.
So what size fixture should i look for with these measurement. I hope it affordable and easy to find .
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24" fixtures are easier to come by. Hellolights.com has a selection of the Coralife ones. 1x65w or 2x65w depending on your plants.

I think Current USA makes 24" Satellite and Orbit fixtures too. CURRENT WHAT'S NEXT I think.
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Yep i founf the perfect light for my tank. Finnex 24" 1 x 36 watt PC Fixture - Includes Bulb: Premium Aquatics
This has the right wattage and i like it too what do yall think.
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I have two Finnex fixtures myself. Good fixture for the price.
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I think i found a lighting fixture for my tank if they can not change my order id like to know what yall think. This is for the 16 inch cube.

12" fixture:

12" AQUALIGHT WITH 2-18W 50/50 LAMPS STRAIGHT PIN BASE[censored]

18 watt 6700k daylamps:

True Aqua 18 Watt 6700K - 2G11 straight pin base

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