Go for the 2213. Hows the light look? Spotlighting at all? Nice equipment.
Yup, I'll use my 2213. The light looks great, I'm liking it so far. Although I haven't filled the tank, I'm thinking this light should be good for this setup. If I keep the driftwood layout like this, then the spotlighting will work in my advantage. Since I plan to keep HC, DHG, or something similar; keeping the light on the front end of the tank will allow for higher light foreground plants to thrive and I can put medium/low light plants in the back maybe? Haven't gotten that far.
My take is that that 2nd piece is too big, being half out... I know it heresy, but maybe cut it in half and bury the cut end.... seems like too much out too me. I have the double bright on a ten gallon and I like it, I do get a little spotlighting, but it gives great shadows that I can tweak by moving it forward and back... nice effects for me
Plants arrived today. 3 orders of HC from GLA in the foreground, 3 orders of Hairgrass Large in the back, and some Tropica 049 in the center.
The hairgrass was so large I had to cut it in half to fit it into this 12" tall tank.
Planted and flooded immediately, dosed some excel, and got the CO2 pumping at 3-4 bubbles per second; we'll see what happens.