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Assistance with lighting a 300L tank
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Lord Steve0
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PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)8:05    Post subject: Assistance with lighting a 300L tank Reply with quote

I'm looking to get some new light for my tank, it's 300L so by my estimates I'd need roughly 150W of lighting over it, assuming you go by the rule of 1 watt per 2 litres volume.

The tank I have is a Aquaone tank with curved corners. It came with a long glass cover slip thing that covers half of the top on the tank and then two smaller condensation trays to cover the rest and allow access for feeding etc.
The big glass cover sit on two braces across the tank. There is a big wooden lid that goes over the top of the tank to hide everything.

I'm trying to find a set up that has enough power for my plants but that won't fully cover the top of the tank making feeding, cleaning etc very hard.
I'd rather not drill holes in my lovely shinny lid so any lights I get will need to rest on the tank's braces. At the moment the ligt rest on the glass cover slip.

Can anyone give me any information on this lighting kit:
http://www.marineandreef.com/shoppro/power_aqualight_fresh.html
I assume that the casing is water proof? Meaning I could rest in on the braces over the surface.
Whilst this doesn't give me enough lighting alone I already have a light unit with 2 30W bulbs in it that I could add to the top as well if needed.
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kissaragi
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PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)13:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about metal halides hanging from the ceiling above the tank?
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PostPosted: 2007.01.08(Mon)15:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only problem there's I I live in a rented flat at the moment so I'm not able to fix anything to the ceiling or walls.
But any other options are OK, unless they are really expensive.
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