im running 2 t5 ho bulbs on the standard tank stand and its doing fine. I noticed that with only one t5 bulb running my HC would strat growing tall. Im not having any issues with algae(knock on wood) and ive had this thing running like this for over a month.
Great tank! I just peeped it. Are you running two 39w as of right now? And for how long? I think that might be the cause of your current algae situation. I think im going to just use one bulb throughout. Maybe start with 2 bulbs during emersed even.