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I'm working on building a new viv , and am looking for suggestions on lights and light fixtures that would be ideal for a150 gallon long aquarium that are still reasonably priced. Any help and suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Depends on how much you want to spend. You can go catalina lights are awesome but will cost you a nice penny. If you wanna cut some costs you could go with some fishneedit.com fixtures. Ive been very happy with my fixtures from them. I use t5ho lights over my 125 gallon.
 

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Savior which length(s) did you get ? I think the one pictured below is my best/most economical bet. The Catalina are a bit to pricey for my budget.

The longest I see pictured is 4' , will these be an issue since the tank is a bit longer? I assume it would still work, just with less optimal growth on the ends that are not directly under the light.

With this one it gives a few choices as to bulb color. They default is on blue, I assume I would want white or mostly white. Is this correct ? Also am I correct in assuming that I would be best to go with the 6700k for the color temp ?

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4Ft/4Bulbs fixture
 

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You could definitly go with a 4ft fixture and just have some lower light plants on the ends. Theu dont sell the 6ft fixture I have anymore. You could also get 2 3ft fixtures. As far as bulbs you will want the 6700k. You would want the combination red/white.
 

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if you want really good plant growth and nice brom color i would recommend AH supply's 2 x 96 watt compact fluorescent light kit. one bulb and reflector is 34.5 inches long, so you could easily make a diy enclosure and easily fit 2 end to end in there. They're not super pricey if you get the bulbs somewhere else.
 
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