Lighting For Corner Tanks

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Lynn78too, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    I have a very pretty, planted tank that is just not properly lit. It's a corner pentagon that has a glass top with an open from on the glass and it's open all along the one side so the filter and heater has a spot to go. I have a light on the glass but the light can't reach the back corner. I don't want a bunch of cords hanging and dangling either. The tank is 26" deep and 38 gallons. I don't believe they make this style anymore, it's made by Oceanic, I got it off of craigslist so getting a hood for it would require it being custom made and would be extremely expensive. The amount of light it's getting in wattage also isn't correct, I keep seeing all sorts of different numbers, any help on that is also appreciated.
     
  2. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    I had a similar problem with a 35 gallon Hexagon tank. I wound up buying a Kessil A150 Tuna Sun light fixture with a gooseneck.
     




  3. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    Post a pic of the tank
     
  4. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Sorry for the glare, I didn't realize how bad it was.

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  5. grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    Ooo that is an awkward one lol very individual aquarium though its nice i was going to suggest an arcadia type light i have the smaller one on my marine tank they are amazing for coral and plant growth, [​IMG] they come in all sizes you can extend and invert the arms if you wish to hang it under side of a lid.
     
  6. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Would that give enough light to all corners or would that be a lot of light in one spot and the corners still being dark.

    Yes, if the front sides were all uniform in size it would probably make it a bit easier. I did not realize how difficult it would be to find lighting for it though.
     
  7. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    I think it would. Mine is an A150 Tuna Sun. (Kessil upgraded the 150 to a 160.) If you do not think the A160 is strong enough you could try the A360WE Tuna Sun.

    EDIT: Looking at your tank...I would get 2 Kessil A160WE Tuna Sun lights.

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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
  8. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Thank you! I was just wondering if I would need 2, looking at your tank mine looks like the depths of the Amazon River!
     
  9. Lynn78tooWell Known MemberMember

    Where did you buy your Kessil?
     
  10. dcutl002Well Known MemberMember

    I bought it from Marine & Reef on Amazon. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE TUNA SUN! Do not get the Tuna Blue.
     
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