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6 foot tank, two 4 foot light fixtures with 2 bulbs each?

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Hey guys, I have a 6 foot 125 gallon tank and when I got it the guy had rigged up two 4 foot light fixtures under the canopy. . These two fixtures are offset too stretch the length of the tank which means they overlap by about 2 1/2 feet in the middle. Right now i'm running 4 of the home depot 7,000 k daylight lights and algea growth in the middle 3 feet of the tank is rapid. Is this too much light?

These lights omit a yellow type of light that is really not pretty. Can I buy real aquarium lights and put them into the fixture that I have bought from home depot.

Thanks for the input.
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You most likely can replace the lights with different bulbs. The home depot lights are usually T8 or T12 bulbs. I have for T8 bulbs over my 4' tank. The lowes near my house actually sells aquarium bulbs. Sometimes petsmart/petco do as well, and you can also go to lighting stores if you don't have luck otherwise.
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