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    Senior Member scooby's Avatar
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    Canopy and lighting

    OK this is a dumb question but how wide do you need your canopy to be when using 48 inch VHO setup. I've got the waterproof endcaps on the way as well. Inside measurement is fine.


    PS Please don't respond with at least 18 inches. lol
    I just needed to know the bare min...18.5. 19 you get the picture.

    Thanks

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    If you've ordered the doubles (2 end caps on one base), youve got the same as me. You can squeeze them in about 10-1/2", but allow 12" for wiggle room when (re)placing bulbs. My 4 are in a 12" reflector. Add at least 3/4" to the length of your bulbs (to allow for wiring, marrettes) to get total length.

    If you've ordered single endcaps, it works out about the same space-wise, it's just more expensive.

    Hope that helps.
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    Senior Member scooby's Avatar
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    Thanks for the info. I'm just about to start the canopy and was looking for an idea on the width required. It's a 4 foot tank and the stand is 50 inches so I'm just drawing out the canopy.

    Still, anyone out there with this type of setup, any measurements are appreciated.

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