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Old 09-29-2008, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys,

I am thinking about getting a 7 gal tank that is all glass. It has a weird dimension because it is 18x12x10". I really want to get the tank because its a nice rimless tank and it was pretty cheap. The only problem is that I can't seem to find a place that sells a light fixture that would fit this oddly shaped tank. Any idea or suggestions guys?
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What about this?

http://www.aquarium-supply.biz/18_in...ures_s/336.htm


Current USA Nova Extreme T5 X2 Aquarium Lighting Fixture, 2X18 Watt, 18 inch
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The Current USA Nova Extreme T5 is for reef aquariums. Please visit our Lighting Chart page to identify the best light for your particular reef aquarium.

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One 18 Watt SlimPaq 10K and one 18 watt 460nm Actinic Blue T5 HO fluorescent lamp
Dimensions: 18" x 4.25" x 1.5"
36 Watts
Parabolic reflector
Sliding mounting legs
Performance driven electronic ballast. No independent control over 10K and Actinic lamps.



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You might be able to stretch this light out to 18". It is 16" long but the curved nature of the mounting legs allows you to add some width.

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/prod...oducts_id=1229

You can also build a custom hood to your specs and hang the lights on miniature light hangers.

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Buy regular 20" lights and use the adjustable mounting feet (sold separately) to make it fit your tank.
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You might be able to stretch this light out to 18". It is 16" long but the curved nature of the mounting legs allows you to add some width.

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/prod...oducts_id=1229

You can also build a custom hood to your specs and hang the lights on miniature light hangers.

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I was actually looking at that a while ago. It is definitely interesting. I'm just sacred that if i get it it wont work out. That would suck a lot, because its like 60 dollars. Another down side to that light is that it doesn't look slick like the ones on this site. http://www.arcadia-uk.info/product.p...n=en&sub=&id=4
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I'd just build my own custom hood then. There are a bajillion ways of having it float over the tank while leaving the rimless look intact.

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