Shallow marine light suggestions

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Was thinking of turning 100cmL x 30cmW x 40cmH tank into marine but I only have 12cm clearance above it. Can anyone recommend a light for that space.I only want to put in corals that need low light. Thanks.

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Reply #1

Hi Heather,

Allpond do a 4 bulb T5 luminaire which will work for low light corals.

https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/lighting/t5/100cm-four-tubes-black-or-silver/

They do a 2 bulb version too, not sure if that would be enough light though.

https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/aquarium/lighting/t5/100cm-two-tubes-black-or-silver/


I'd give them a call to check the total height before buying...6 cm sounds like just the light without the legs.
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Reply #2

A lot of LED lights are pretty compact.  You can get them with slide out legs to support them over the tank.  The specs should say how tall they are.
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Reply #3

Something like this (38W version):
Arcadia Classica Stretch Marine LED | Swell UK Ltd
There's 1 left in stock, and it's reduced now  *D
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Reply #4

Same sort of thing i was going to suggest. or the Zetlight alternative! Zetlight Lancia

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I like the look of this Zetlight model as it is programmable.Would one be enough for my 100Lx30Wx40H tank?

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Reply #6

Well they've listed the brightness in lumens rather than PAR which makes it a bit tricky to know. (Lumens is more to do with how bright it looks to the human eye rather than how much light the coral can use).

Anyway we can still use it to gauge the brightness (very roughly!)

You'd need the Zetlight model: ZP4000-M-895-34W to fit a 100cm tank.   This outputs 2600 lumens. 
In comparison, a single marine T5 lamp (Arcadia J5 Marine) outputs 1500 lumens.  So let's say you have a two tube fitting, that's 3000 lumens.   So the Zetlight is slightly less bright than that.

So long story short, it probably is towards to lower end of the range, however it looks like you could easily fit another to your tank down the line if it isn't bright enough.   :)

Also according to APS you'd also need to buy some controllery thingies to be able to program it so don't forget to factor those in  ;)

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Very kind thank you and no I hadn't forgotten the controllery thingys!


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