Originally Posted by Aus
Looking forward to the lights article, need to look into some alternates for bigger tanks..
What I use to light my big tanks-(55g and 75g
)....For 48 inch light bulbs...I bought a couple of the shop light strips that cost under $10.00-they hold 2 tubes and these "Daylight" 48in 40w 6500k bulbs only cost $8.00 for 2 bulbs in the lighting section at walmart...Total cost under $20.00.
I placed metal rods on the ceiling over the tanks to suspend the shop lights with chains so that I can move them up and down-
This way I can work on the tanks without them getting in the way but still provide the light so I can see.
I would like to make a canopy for the 55gal-right now I am using foil to keep the glare down and provide some reflector to aim the light into the tank.
Whats neat about the shop lights too....you can paint them to match your decor if you don't have a canopy....