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Can i run this inside a canopy with an open top?
The manufacturer says to run the fixtures with the acrylic protective cover on at all times. How ever on your videos you have said running them with out is better. While do you recommend?
The 60" fixture will have 2 fans for active cooling. There are some good reasons to use the protective shield, as this will prevent water splash from hitting the bulbs and reflectors, and it is also necessary in order for the fans to direct the water through the venting system and along the length of the bulbs. Since the air is draw in on one end, and passes to the other end and then out the top, the air does get warmer towards the opposite end, which results in uneven cooling and changes in bulb performance over the length of the fixture. For this reason, the alternative of having the bulbs exposed to the open air instead of running the fans allows more even output from the bulbs over the entire length and does appear to provide sufficient cooling for good bulb PAR output in some circumstances. If your canopy has an open top, this should allow for good air circulation and should be fine. You just want to avoid having the heat trapped in and around the fixture and bulbs.
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You can easily run a longer light on your tank, the main issue being aesthetics is basically up to you and if you are OK with it being long, then that’s totally fine. The other side effect you may notice from having a longer light, is that you will get algae growth on the sides of the glass a bit quicker than if your light was properly sized.
You can plug this into the outlet on the apex to turn on or off however no additional control options.
ATI T5 Lighting has been the standard for reef aquarium lighting for years. Their lighting fixtures are made with high quality components and ballasts that allow your bulbs to fire quicker and produce the proper spectrum. Each ATI fixture has active cooling fans that will keep your bulbs cool, allowing them to last much longer.
Create your own Hybrid
Reef Brite XHO and Tech LED Strips can easily mount to ATI lighting fixtures letting you create your own custom hybrid lighting fixture. If you are looking for some extra shimmer, we suggest using the Daylight White or 50/50 XHO LED Strips but to bring out corals flourescence and color we suggest adding an Actinic Blue XHO LED and you wont be dissapointed.
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