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I currently have a rimmed 125 gallon aquarium. I want to use lights I can attach to the rims of the tank. I am not trying to break the bank on the lights. Any suggestions on the lights and how many do suggest on a 125?
 

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I currently have a rimmed 125 gallon aquarium. I want to use lights I can attach to the rims of the tank. I am not trying to break the bank on the lights. Any suggestions on the lights and how many do suggest on a 125?
First thing to watch for is a lot of clips don't fit rimmed tanks.
Are you set on clip type lights?

Next, what are the tank dimensions approx?
I'll assume this for now:
72 1/218 1/223 3/8


Example of different bracket types.


 

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I currently have a rimmed 125 gallon aquarium. I want to use lights I can attach to the rims of the tank. I am not trying to break the bank on the lights. Any suggestions on the lights and how many do suggest on a 125?
Cheapest option that is medium to high light. Cheapest low light to maybe medium light option. If you mean single point light source instead then multiple Asta 120 is your cheapest option, but it won't fit a rimmed tank.
 

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yes those are the dimensions of the tank , I cant hang nothing from the ceiling in my apartment , so unless you no another way than cilips as an option because there are no lids on the tank




First thing to watch for is a lot of clips don't fit rimmed tanks.
Are you set on clip type lights?

Next, what are the tank dimensions approx?
I'll assume this for now:
72 1/218 1/223 3/8


Example of different bracket types.


 

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There's threads in here for making or buying risers for some led light bars. i have home made ones on my 75 gallon.
 

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First thing to watch for is a lot of clips don't fit rimmed tanks.
Are you set on clip type lights?

Next, what are the tank dimensions approx?
I'll assume this for now:
72 1/218 1/223 3/8


Example of different bracket types.


Cheapest option that is medium to high light. Cheapest low light to maybe medium light option. If you mean single point light source instead then multiple Asta 120 is your cheapest option, but it won't fit a rimmed tank.
how many for a 125 though
 

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Have you considered submersible LEDs tied to the rims inside the tank. I use a combination of strip and submersible LEDs in my rimmed 125g to squeeze enough light in tight space. Ebay sells many submersible LEDs made in China, not as intense as strip lights, but because there is no transmission loss, it’s good augmentation to over top light.
 

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Does your 125 have 2 top braces or 1? What's your spending limit?
It has two braces and around 200 maybe a little bit more I have driftwood coming out of the water thats why i want to go this route as i cant put lids on the tank
 

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yes those are the dimensions of the tank , I cant hang nothing from the ceiling in my apartment , so unless you no another way than cilips as an option because there are no lids on the tank
3 AI prime freshwaters plus mounts will run $750-ish
It's THE only canned solution I can find atm.
Even those may not meet the height requirement w/ the wood.

Some mount brackets from the wall if suspending doesn't cut it..

Simple DIY brackets
Easy to Build Tank or Table Mount for LED Fixtures
 

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3 AI prime freshwaters plus mounts will run $750-ish
It's THE only canned solution I can find atm.
Even those may not meet the height requirement w/ the wood.

Some mount brackets from the wall if suspending doesn't cut it..

Simple DIY brackets
Easy to Build Tank or Table Mount for LED Fixtures
I have two ai freshwater, each one is on a 40 gallon breeder so those would be high enough for the wood but thats real expensive
 

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I'd mount brackets to the wall as suggested, or build a DIY rack/shelf attached to the stand and mount the light(s) to that.

Something like this:






Or even this:


 

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I am going to go with the diy rack and mount to the stand but what type of lights should i use for a 125 ? A shop light?
 

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I am going to go with the diy rack and mount to the stand but what type of lights should i use for a 125 ? A shop light?
Personally I'd go for the three Asta 120 single point lights minorhero suiggested. Or two 36" Beamswork/Nicrew units depending on your needs.
 
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