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Re: [APD] In reference to Dave T's lighting suggestions
I thought he was talking aobut having the bulbs on top of
the tank with one end of the bulb at the front and one end
at the back. The differs form the conventional setup, which
runs the bulbs parallel with the long dimension of the
I don't think there was a susggestion to put bulbs on the
front aquarium panel.
--- Walt Wilson <wwilson at triad_rr.com> wrote:
> If I understood your post correctly, you are suggesting
> that lights be mounted on the side or "front" of a tank.
> Perhaps I misunderstood, but in my own case, part of the
> reason for having the tank is to enjoy it's beauty. Now
> my tanks are not in any category with the pro's, but they
> do please me. And to place lighting behind or worse in
> front of the tank would make the viewing difficult if not
> impossible. I can't imagine trying to work on or see
> anything clearly with high output lighting glaring at me
> while I try to locate something in the tank. I use an
> offset lamp to do tank work, it's handy, can be removed
> or relocated after the work is accomplished and there are
> no fancy wiring considerations. And certainly this is the
> only time I can imagine using lighting on the back or
> front of a tank, not a permanent fixture to block or
> blind viewing. That's just my two cents worth.
> Walt Wilson
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