T5 Hanging height

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I was just wondering what height above you tanks do you usually run a T5 fixture? I’ve got a 8x24 ATI with single RB bar going over a 32x24 tank. Of course I don’t want it to be a pain being in the way accessing the tank and I know I might need a little more height to accommodate for the missing length on the sides.
 
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Not sure the answer as mine came with tank and sits on lips at side with a few inches above the water but will sliding glass under.

But if you hanging your lights and want them closer to water,you could make a pulley system so can raise them up if need get in tank or put some kind of fastener to wall behind tank and push lights over and clip it on somehow .
 
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Should be ok @Rmckoy as long as you don't see any of your corals getting fried. I have a big maxima clam doing well on the bottom glass of my 20" deep tank with the lights 11" over the water. Kind of hard to go wrong with T5 lighting heights. A lot easier to burn coral with LEDs in my experience.
 

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Should be ok @Rmckoy as long as you don't see any of your corals getting fried. I have a big maxima clam doing well on the bottom glass of my 20" deep tank with the lights 11" over the water. Kind of hard to go wrong with T5 lighting heights. A lot easier to burn coral with LEDs in my experience.
I was thinking the same .
but being a deeper tank I have questioned if it’s too close or even too far away .
My 90 gal I had the same lights 5” off the top of the tank with great success growing anything .
 

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When I ran 8 bulb T5 on my 120 it was 4" off the surface with no issies. Coral grew very well with 4b+4c+.
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