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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.