I have a lighting hood in built whic holds 1 38w actinic an 1 38w white T5, I have 4ft of moon LEDs and I feel my light level is a littl low (55gal/250litre tank with approx 5ft2 surface area)
I believe the optimum is 110-120w T5 (not sure what the equivalent is for Halides..but to be honest didn't want to venture into halides)
My tank top is split into 3 parts (rear flap, lighting panel and front feeding flap/panel). The rear panel is angled at about 45degrees as the skimmer pump/pipes vibrates otherwise. I dd drill holes but it still makes a horrendus noise...looks ok angled.
I hope to improve the lighting level without abandoning my existing hood and maybe take advantage of the rear flap being angled.
I have considered getting a 'hang on' type lamp fitting either shining into the flap 'void' or over the rear of te tank through the glass say around 2-3inches below the water line.
My question(s) is(are).....
Is it ok to shine through the rear glass..any cons? or try and get a clip on shining through the rear slot?
and if so or not...any suggestions?
I have looked on ebay and there seems to be a variety of clip ons but not sure tis will work with my tank. I have also considered adding a T5 tube on the wall behind the tank (say mid height) to shine 'through' the tank from the rear?
Fluval Vicenza 260L/55Gal Marine with Aquaworld MT50 quarantine Nano tank