Round vs. Rect MH

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  1. neo

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    Howdy,
    I saw some round MH in an LFS.
    Is there any advantage/disadvantage of round MH over rectangular MH.
     
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  3. Jaco Schoeman

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    Yip, if you have a small cube the round light gives you a downlight / spot look. But for a bigger regtangular tank, the rectangular MH is best... ;)
     
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    OK, nxt q.
    if using two or more rectangular MH, why is it that they get installed length wise, I havnt seen any installed the other way? maybe due to space ?
    I'm asking cause thinking about the spread that the rectang give, and the shape of my tank, using two rectang installed with the short side facing the front of the tank will give a better spread - or not?
     
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    My dad uses it then other way around. I guess you get light spreaded over the longer length of the tank better, but it's not wrong to use it the other way around.
     
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    i have got square fittings and give a better spread over a longer tank and work well
    just my 2c
     
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