Kessil A80 on lid

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I was thinking about changing my biocube lights and I bought a Kessil A80. I really want to keep the lid though. Will putting Kessil A80 ontop of my lid cause any complications? I will be removing the stock lights and cutting a hole just big enough for the lights so that every part of the tank gets some lighting. It is a 29 gallon biocube. Thankyou
 
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I don’t see why it would be a problem unless it gets too hot - that’s something you’ll have to experiment with and find out! But I do recommend replacing the stock bio cube lights - they really are underpowered IMO. Fluval makes a nano light that I like that I know for a fact doesn’t generate a lot of heat.
 
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I just made the hole on my lid and everything looks fine. Is it going to overhead like this or should I put it on a small piece of wood so it is a bit off the hood.
 

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I just made the hole on my lid and everything looks fine. Is it going to overhead like this or should I put it on a small piece of wood so it is a bit off the hood.
I did something similar on mine. I still need to caulk around the top though. Seems to be working alright. Our anemone seems much happier and healthier since we put ours in. You did great! Looks good!
 

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I placed mine on the plastic lid of my refugium. However, I took 4 plastic 1.5 inch screws and put them through the heat shield openings and made them operate as legs for the fixture. Works great.
 

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