Is my lights too close?

Nuuze

New member
Hi,

I was wondering if my lights are too close to the top of my tank for SPS. It's a 58G Oceanic tank and Canopy with a single 175W MH and to 24" VHO's. The bulbs are about 6-7 inches from the water surface with a glass top in between to protect the bulbs from splashes. My LR goes as high as 4-5 inches from the water surface. Will that be too much light?

Nuuze
 

Kent E

One Millionth Poster
Premium Member
Not really. It all depends on what you want to keep and the light spread.
 

Nuuze

New member
Okay thanks. The MH covers most of the tank except for the far ends. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't frying any corals with the light that close.
 

JR719

Tang Cop
Premium Member
I have 10K SE bulbs around 6 or 7" from the surface, no problems and no glass top.
 
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