Thanks for the reply,
No I have a normal 55 Gal. 48 inch tank, So 48 inch bulbs would fit ok?
The hood fits over the tank nicely I guess I was thinking that would be to tight. As I said I am a bit overwhelmed by some of the terms like "F30T12 bulbs or T8 ect..." I do have electronics in my background so I can follow a plan. is this something I can go to a Home depot or Lows to get parts. The bulbs I can order Just would like to know what to get. the 3.2 wpg sound good. What type of 48in bulb should I use, Should I use 3 bulbs or 4. what size ballets should I use. Sorry to sound so green here I am in the learning stages and enjoying it LOL