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  1. Default How do you light a tank that has a center brace?


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    I'm going to pick up my 50g tank today, and it hit me, I have no idea how to properly light a tank that has a brace down the center. Won't I lose a lot of light if I just sit a 36" LED on the tank? I really want to stay away from hanging pendant lights, or any light for that matter, over the tank. Perhaps I've made a mistake and should just stick with the free 30g that I have and set it up. Its going to be much easier to light since there is no brace...
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    Like there's two like short rectangles or two long rectangles, I know its confusing, if you can pics would help.

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    Don't worry about the center brace on the tank. It will not have a noticeable effect. You can still use a fixture that spans the full lenght of the aquarium
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Cliff said it great. +1
    Fishes go "pook pook"
    my spell check went on vaction.
    my Mts storie:http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...d.php?t=117355

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    OK, I was wondering if maybe I needed to do two 18" lights? One on each half?

    So let's say I go with a 36" light, do I need to get two since the tank is 18" deep from front to back. Gonna be getting the Current Satellite+ light and the spread is 120°. I was hoping it would work. Thoughts?
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    The tank dimensions are 36"x18"x18", so each half would be square in dimension.
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcarrot View Post
    Gonna be getting the Current Satellite+ light and the spread is 120°.
    Are you referring to the lenses used on the fixture ? Do they have 120 degree lenses ?
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Cliff, I think I mean the lenses...? :D Here's a quote from their site "120 degree dispersion angle for optimal spread and color blending."
    Last edited by bcarrot; 08-30-2014 at 01:28 PM.
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    Sorry!!! Stilling learning the lighting lingo :D
    50g - planted, no fishies yet
    29g - planted w/Emperor & Cardinal Tetra and Ottos
    10g - planted w/male aqua-mustard gas Dragon Halfmoon Betta
    10g - planted w/male purple-maroon Dumbo Dragon Halfmoon Betta

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    Why not just get two light fixtures and put one on each side, that way you can also customize the light for each side.

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