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  1. #1
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    Default 6ft lighting

    Hi all,

    Tempted to put some better lights on my wife's 6ft tank.

    Tossing up between
    3 x FLORA SUN 40W DUAL CHANNEL FULL SPECTRUM PENDANT
    Or
    1 x 180CM TRIPLE ROW FULL SPECTRUM COMBO PANEL - MML-FWP3B-180

    Any thoughts?
    I like the idea of the pendant as it's easily upgradable and doesn't require a hood as tank is currently open. Feel like pavel would be annoying when I'm sitting on the couch as I'm sure you would see the LEDs while sitting down. Figure I could angle the pendants so they aren't as annoying.

    Cheers for any input.

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    Wow your wife has a 6 foot tank?

    Any pics of the tank? Is it going to be planted?

    I would feel that you'd need to splash out a wee bit and get AI prime freshwater x 3.

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    https://ibb.co/jKV7CA
    Will be low tech planted once the silver dollars are sold. Just going to have some amazon sword varieties and other low light plants.

    The primes are too expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlaser View Post
    Hi all,

    Tempted to put some better lights on my wife's 6ft tank.

    Tossing up between
    3 x FLORA SUN 40W DUAL CHANNEL FULL SPECTRUM PENDANT
    Or
    1 x 180CM TRIPLE ROW FULL SPECTRUM COMBO PANEL - MML-FWP3B-180

    Any thoughts?
    I like the idea of the pendant as it's easily upgradable and doesn't require a hood as tank is currently open. Feel like pavel would be annoying when I'm sitting on the couch as I'm sure you would see the LEDs while sitting down. Figure I could angle the pendants so they aren't as annoying.

    Cheers for any input.
    fyi both the mml pendant and the panel have very directional lighting with no visible horizontal light like the XB2 tubes do have, there would be some light looking at an upward angle from the couch but it would be low light, you have to view the light almost head on to see any intensity. For XB2 tubes you can angle the front tube inwards 5 degrees to solve the light spill too.
    Last edited by makemyled; 25-11-18 at 10:46 AM.

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