Well....I ended up purchasing a new Nova Extreme SLR T-5 fixture from Dr. Fosters & Smith for this tank. It was on sale plus I had a gift certificate. Here is the link.. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=16770
I ordered the 24" - 48watt freshwater light. I also bought my black moon sand. I am still in the process of mineralizing my soil. I haven't had any time to do anything on the stand, but it will be a couple weeks before I do anything on that. I will keep you posted.