5ft lights on a 6ft tank?

Fritz

hubble

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 28, 2017
Messages
120
Reaction score
124
Location
Atlanta
I am wondering the same thing. I'm planning on a 72" tank and want to use the ATI T5 fixture but it only comes in 60" length. I also want to add the actinic blue Lumi lights to the front and back of the fixture and these come in 60" and 72" size. Not sure how to proceed.............
 

NYCMAN

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 21, 2017
Messages
112
Reaction score
75
I have 60 inch fixture with T5s, MH and Reefbright LED strip on my 72 in tank. Can't imagine you would need to light all the way to the sides given the dispersion. My glass is 3/4 inch so that would be 70.5 inches, so about 5 inches on each end, and that is not where you place your coral anyway.
 

bobnicaragua

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 28, 2019
Messages
196
Reaction score
148
Location
Dallas, TX
I have a 72" sps tank and light it edge to edge with multiple 3 ft orphek bars and t5s.

I couldn't imagine NYCMAN would be able to grow any sps with only 60 inches of Halide, T5, and LED!

20200917_185411_HDR.jpg
 

NYCMAN

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 21, 2017
Messages
112
Reaction score
75
I have a 72" sps tank and light it edge to edge with multiple 3 ft orphek bars and t5s.

I couldn't imagine NYCMAN would be able to grow any sps with only 60 inches of Halide, T5, and LED!
LOL. I take that as good humor (not the ice cream bar). My 1300+ watts on my 200G tank has no issues growing SPS. In fact, it flat tops (like the 60s style mens hairstyle) at the surface).
 
AS

NYCMAN

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 21, 2017
Messages
112
Reaction score
75
I rebuilt this tank in December so it is in month 3. I salvaged the rock and coral, fragging them. Had to break it down b/c of over growth. A good problem to have, or maybe not. Just replaced the Lifereef sump, skimmer, etc. with all Bashsea plus new custom fuge. Running 2 MP60s. Lighting is 3 250W+ Radion 20Ks, 4 ATI T5s and Reefbright LED strip. Loving the Bashsea skimmer. Put a waste collector on it last week. Using Geo CalkRx, replacing a Lifereef one recently.

IMG_4241.jpeg
 

anthonygf

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Jun 28, 2020
Messages
860
Reaction score
659
Location
Las Vegas
I rebuilt this tank in December so it is in month 3. I salvaged the rock and coral, fragging them. Had to break it down b/c of over growth. A good problem to have, or maybe not. Just replaced the Lifereef sump, skimmer, etc. with all Bashsea plus new custom fuge. Running 2 MP60s. Lighting is 3 250W+ Radion 20Ks, 4 ATI T5s and Reefbright LED strip. Loving the Bashsea skimmer. Put a waste collector on it last week. Using Geo CalkRx, replacing a Lifereef one recently.

IMG_4241.jpeg
I think you need more snails, lol
 

hubble

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Oct 28, 2017
Messages
120
Reaction score
124
Location
Atlanta
Good to know this is doable. I've even thought about going with Halides but I have never had them and know nothing about them. I think LED's are out because of the cost to cover a 72" tank.
 
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting
SWEET 17 After Sale!

Paul B

10K Club member
View Badges
Joined
Nov 3, 2010
Messages
13,569
Reaction score
40,220
Location
Long Island NY
My 6' tank has had 5' lights over it for decades. Now there are 3 square LED fixtures and they re not even 5'

 
Budmans

HOW MUCH DO YOU LIKE LIVEROCK IN YOUR TANK? NOT THE AQUASCAPE, BUT THE ROCK!

  • Love it and wouldn't change it

    Votes: 18 58.1%
  • Like it ok but would try something different

    Votes: 10 32.3%
  • Don't like it at all

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 0 0.0%

Online statistics

Members online
1,704
Guests online
4,614
Total visitors
6,318
Biota Marine Life
Top