i found this! and i have a %15 off in store coupon, and i go to lancaster twice a week for volleyball practice. http://www.thatpetplace.com/freshwat...t-fixture-24in
with the coupon it ends up at $30. so thats what i think ill get.
i have yet to see an example of a sleek t8...
I have yet to see an example of a sleek T8 either, even with older/higher end light fixtures.
That's a fantastic deal. You still may want to consider the 30in, unless you are hanging it above the tank. The 30 in still isn't truly 30 in, it's 28 inch. The metal extenstions bend easily so 24 in could become problematic. It just is so close to the water. If you are raising it, I would personally go with the 24 in.
You can't beat that price so go for it. I was going to offer one of mine but I feel they are "questionable" at their age. $30 is probably cheaper than the few bucks it's worth to me plus shipping. If you do have problems though, let me know, link this thread, and I will part with one of mine for cheap + shipping.