12-22-2009, 06:12 PM
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No, I should have explaned further. I have a 6' tank with 2 - 3' fixtures, I have them side by side instead of front and back like you have. I usually have the lights on the front side of the glass lids (for effect) but have to move them to lift the lids to feed. I was looking for a way to put them on a "slide" of some sort.
Originally Posted by Mikaila31
I think he's doing the same thing I'm doing. Which is the picture below. If you want to run two light strips on the glass canopy thats really the only way to do it as far as I know. Only other thing you can do is buy a better single lightstrip with a higher output. T5 or compact florescent. Or if you want you can modify one of you lightstrips. Its easy to remove the light fixture from the strip so you are just left with the plastic shell to modify. You can see my black one shows signs of this. It was torn apart and put back together. I lost the clicky button, so had to make due
. I've got a 10 year old fixture I plan to mod for this tank eventually. The best mod/cheapest for these fixture IMO is to install 2-4 spiral compacts or 2 non spiral compacts, and line it with tinfoil. Use double incandescent socket(s). Wiring is fairly simple.
With my front one turned around backwards I can open the lid without moving it. But only 4-5" cuz it hits that wooden beam. Yeah this tank is in my closet
. Even when I take the black strip light off, the glass canopy still can't open fully. That doesn't really matter, because the plastic hinge is broken on the canopy. when I do a water change both the front lightstrip and the front piece of the canopy are just taken off the tank.