08-13-2003, 04:06 AM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, TX
i have hanging MH pendants which are about 10" off the middle brace. I built a canopy supported by teh wall in order for the light not to be lost to the room. 2 out of 3 of my 120s have either 425W or 500W, and I'm looking for another 175W pendant to get the 3 tank up to par.
My aquariums are open top. I do not use the glass lids since it seemed to just reflect the light and generate more heat within the tank.
120 Oceanic: S. American Creek/425W-MHs/2228+2026 Eheims/Dupla Reactor 400
120 Oceanic: algae and java fern
120 Oceanic: SE Asian ditch/500 W-MHs/2028+2226 Eheims/Dupla Reactor 400