12-13-2004, 07:27 PM
Join Date: Aug 2004
There are these outdoor floodlights that home depot sells for about $30 or so, they are 65W 6700k lights, I think you can place a couple over your tank, just another cheap option. I am not sure light intensity would drop a lot in a clear water home aquarium, it definitely will not be halved or anything, so I am not sure you will need extra high intensity lights, I may be wrong here and I dont have a 30" water column, but I just dont see how light intensity will go down when we are talking an excess of about 10-12" from standard water column heights. This is not exactly a 6ft deep pond and shallow stream kind of difference here.
A tank cover is useful for many reasons.