Best Lighting Fixture for 6 foot long tank???

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by tommy jr., Apr 5, 2012.

  1. tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    So I built a custom light fixture for my first 180 gallon and it was A LOT more work than I had originally thought!!!!

    Long story short........

    I bought a second 180 gallon 6 foot long tank (24" wide and tall) and would just like to purchase a light fixture for it (less work and headaches lol).

    I would like to hear what fixtures others have on their 6 foot long tanks and where they were purchased.

    I would like to go with a medium to high light set up, will be running Co2, and will have a freshwater community in there with a variety of plants.


  2. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Mine has two 3 foot fixtures - each holds two lights.
  3. catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Two 3 foot T5HO fixtures with 2-3 bulbs in each fixture.
  4. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I would do 2 3' T5HO or if you don't have a budget get 2 of these...

  5. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    That's what you have on yours, right ;)
  6. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    yes! love em'
  7. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

  8. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I got them for $250 each so $500
  9. tommy jr.Valued MemberMember

    don't really have a budget but did want to stick with t5 high output if possible. Is there certain name brands that are better than others?
  10. CichlidSWAGAWell Known MemberMember

    I like coralife lights. But the T5HO i have right now, I bought at a indoor garden place not sure of the brand. Great price too!

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