Was there room to suspened the additional light unit from the frame alongside the other light unit? I'm toying with the idea of buying the Osaka 155L but I'm not convinced the T5's supplied provide sufficient light, total 2 x 24W?
Light required = 34 Gal (155L) x 2 = 68 Watts (based on a min of 2 wpg)
Therefore I would need to add another GLO T5HO unit and will only do so if there is room to suspend the additional lighting from the frame.
I'm very interested in this thread too, as I'm about to order an Osaka - though I havent deicided whether it will be the 260 or the 155 yet ?
As Rob, I'd be interested to know if another light unit can be hung with the original one or not ? Can you buy the Osaka light units on their own, to add a second matching one ? Or if you replace the whole lot with a luminaire sat on the tank sides, could you then remove the whole suspension frame so that it wouldnt be seen through the tank ?
Also, is it possible to remove the aluminium trim from the tank top, to leave a clean glass edge, or is bonded, or are there bracings there ?
Sorry for the questions, but I cant fond one of these on display to go and look at.
Paraquatics sell the cabinet / tank / lights separately, so I'm wondering about buying the Osaka cabinet and lights (assuming that the light hanger is supplied with the cabinet rather than the tank), then adding an optiwhite tank from AqLtd., this way I could have an 18" high rimless/braceless tank, rather than the 24" Osaka tank, which I think may be a bit deep for my arms to plant !!!
The tank/cabinet/lights price would work out much the same, but you wouldnt get the filter or heater, though I have a spare Eheim and Hydor I could use.
Hi guys I also have the Osaka 260 with the original suspended lighting 2x39w HO t5 and sitting in front of it a second 2x39w HO t5 which sits on the supplied rim feet, great thing is the sit at exactly the same height without any adjustments so it looks great. I also have a strip of the new led lights hanging from AE suspended from the original overframe behind the standard light which you cant see from the front when viewing the tank but they come on first and go off last. The aluminium strip hides the brace and really doesnt look too bad once you have had it a while. If you need to see the setup mail me and I will sort out taking pictures of the cabinet with the CO2 setup all built in and of the lighting setup it really is pretty neat if I do say so myself!!!!!!!!! Regards Colin.