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ponokareefer
05-14-2014, 04:47 PM
I am considering a 3 foot high tank, but was stuck on lighting. I will not consider MH, so it is down to T5 vs. LED. Would T5's be able to penetrate deep enough on a 3 foot high tank?

lpsreefer
05-14-2014, 07:34 PM
I have t5s on my three foot tall tank and they are dim compared to LEDs
The part with LEDs is much brighter.

scubadawg
05-14-2014, 09:54 PM
I have a 29.5" high tank, don't do it, go 26" max high, too hard to aquascape:)

Unless you have really long arms:)

NorthernCoral
05-15-2014, 04:49 PM
I do believe leds will penetrate deeper ad they are a more concentrated light source vs. T5. Also different optics will give you more spread or more depth. As for the depth of the tank, a tall tank looks stunning but make sure you are able to get it in it for aquascaping.

The Grizz
05-16-2014, 05:49 AM
My 300 is 30" deep and it is a bit of a pain to work in, I would not recommend going 36". My LEDs are doing great to this depth.

BMW Rider
05-16-2014, 02:56 PM
I have a 29.5" high tank, don't do it, go 26" max high, too hard to aquascape:)

Unless you have really long arms:)

+1

My tank is 30" deep, and I wouldn't do that again. It does give me added volume for the area of the tank, but it really is a nuisance to work in. I have a Vertex LED fixture which lights very well at the depth, I don't even have it set to maximum out put. I originally had 250W MHs on it.

lpsreefer
05-16-2014, 05:21 PM
If you like bigger fish. The taller tank is worth it.
As far as working in it.
If you don't mind getting wet or using claws and scrapper poles.

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albert_dao
05-16-2014, 08:27 PM
If you like bigger fish. The taller tank is worth it.
As far as working in it.
If you don't mind getting wet or using claws and scrapper poles.

http://www.marinedepot.com/Eheim_PowerCleaner_Battery_Operated_Algae_Scraper_ Hand_Held_Algae_Scrapers_Pads-Eheim-EH35022-FIMTASHH-vi.html

Is the best tool you can have in your arsenal against algae.

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ponokareefer
05-16-2014, 11:12 PM
I think I'll look at a shorter system due to my short arms.