Anybody mount their lights really high? Need pics

DanTheReefer

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Hi all,
Looking for suggestions from from those of you that have your lights high off the tank, and also your experience/ results with them. I’ll take any suggestions from a black box to Kessil T365.
We’re looking at moving to a new home and obviously the reef layout is top of mind. I’d really like to have no obstructions above the tank, should be a mixed reef and possibly a peninsula.
The somewhat famous kessil lobby tank comes to mind as general idea of what I’m looking for. 72129082-5BCB-40D0-A0C6-B8A8DA0C3EAC.jpeg
 

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You will def need some narrow beam, strong cannon type lights to avoid light bleed into the room if they are real high. Or fashion some sort of shields that dont block air flow
 

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What is your projected height?
Tank size?
High and narrow or low and wide..all about the same thing .w/ high) narrow having some advantages in blending and of course space.
 

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We're seeing more and more people use the A500X with the 35 degree reflector as a really creatively mounted option for what you're looking for - here's a few examples.

@calikidcorals is using 5 on their new fish system - a 20' fish system with 12-14' ceilings.

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One of our local stores is doing a custom install - this is a 10' tank (and they're using a TON of light for it) - 2 rows of 5 A500X over the system, mounted from the ceiling (2-3' above the water line)

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Lastly - @Reef Builders has been using the A500X with a variety of creative mounting options for the height. Here's the link to their articles

 

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