Alright guys, I've tried doing the research, and I'm still lost. I'm planning on turning a 20L I have into a dwarf cichlid tank with plants, and I can't figure out what fixture to go with.
I would go with this one, but everyone keeps saying the 30 inch fixtures tend to burn out bulbs. I've heard the newer ones don't, but I'm wary on it anyway.
I looked at this one as well but it only has 24" bulbs I believe, and I don't think they're staggered. I was told they'd leave shadows in the tank if they're not long enough or don't have open ends?
Finally here's an Aqueon light that I think would work. It appears to be dual bulb T5NO, with 36 watts total.
I don't have the money, the time, or the expertise to do more than dose liquid fertilizers and add root tabs at this point, I might be interested in DiY Co2 down the road (so getting a fixture with the ability to remove bulbs until I do wouldn't be out of the question), but for now I'm not looking to do any Co2.
I've spent time researching and everything I've found has been pretty general, but nothing specific on actual fixtures. So if anyone has experience with these fixtures, or 20Ls, PLEASE chime in, so I can order the right fixture, and get my tank set up ASAP! Thanks guys!