I'm going to be ordering a T5 retrofit kit to put into the canopy I'm building for my 60"X18.5"X19" OceanView RR tank, should I get a 6 bulb 48" kit or do you think I will be able to fit a 60" kit in there? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
I would go with the 60" kit and just step your canopy out a bit if need be.
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As for how many you can fit, the Icecap reflectors are 2" wide each, so you could easily fit a 6 lamp kit. But 4 would probably be plenty for all but the most light demanding corals.
the 60" kits will run almost exactly 60 inches ( bulbs would be 58"), a 36 or 48 inch bulb is about 2 inches shorter to allow for the standoffs so you should be ok.
Thanks everyone for the input, I really apprreciate it.