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    ZekesMom

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    lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by ZekesMom on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:15 pm

    i have a question light related....i have a 125gal. salt tank we have 6 assorted spectrum T5 lights that we've hung 15inches above the tank...due to the water getting to hot,is this to high or does it need to be closer..we have anemone in the tank
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    FishVixen
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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by FishVixen on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:55 pm

    the anenome needs the light so you will probably need a chiller on the tank.
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    Fern
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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by Fern on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:59 pm

    A fan will also help move some heat away.
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    ZekesMom

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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by ZekesMom on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:01 am

    do the lights need to be lowered
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    FishVixen
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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:04 am

    It should be about 6" From the water surface.
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    ZekesMom

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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by ZekesMom on Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:06 am

    thank you
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    FishVixen
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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by FishVixen on Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:33 am

    No problem that's what we are here for is to learn and help others without getting in an uproar LOL

    joefish72

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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by joefish72 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:14 am

    Not sure if it's an easy retrofit but maybe some computer fans added to the ends of the fixtures would help. I'm thinking they can splice into existing wiring and you just need to cut the holes in each end for the fans to blow through.
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    williemcd

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    Re: lighting for a 125gal.

    Post by williemcd on Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:49 am

    Darn.. I have 4 brand new, in the box, coralife Aqualight canopy fans. They retail for 22.00. I'm asking 10.00 locally so shipping costs might make them almost as expensive as buying them from a local retail outlet plus you have the warranty and store standing behind the product. These measure 3.125" square. I've another one, assembled but never used that measures 4.75 square. $26.00 retail.
    I would think if you picked one up locally and directed the stream against the end of the light fixture, you'd be carrying off heat from both the top and the bottom of the lighting. Then again, the heat coming from the top shouldn't be much of a water temp issue, so maybe direct it down the length of the light from below. Sorry to be thinking on my feet..
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