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Looking for light suggestions on 180 gallon high tech tank. 72x24x24. Tank has 16" high canopy that they will go in. I want something night, but also don't want to pay $1000 for it either.


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At a height of 30-40" it's going to be hard to get anything near even medium intensity light with LEDs. LEDs don't have great penetrating power >20", even the more powerful and expensive LEDs. T5HO's still provide a good option for deeper tanks, but they tend to be more expensive long term because the bulbs lose intensity and need replacing. So it's a trade off.
 
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