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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2011, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
andymac
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wanting medium-high light for 20 long

I've done a lot of research on lighting since buying a 20 gallon long (12 inches tall). Initially I wanted to go with a 2x24 watt T5HO Catalina fixture, but after reading a lot of horror stories on high light algae outbreaks, I'm not sure I'm ready for that realm of lighting yet.

This is what I'm currently thinking
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/stor...oducts_id=1168

would 130W of PC be less than or equivalent to 48W of T5HO? If 130W is too much, they have a 65W version.. which fixture would put me in the medium-high light range?

I would be going for 2 T5NO Coralife fixtures if they still made them...

I have DIY CO2 with EI fertilizing, and am aiming for a heavily planted tank. I do have the option of raising the lights up to about 12" above the tank. Thanks!
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