yea i found him on ebay...but i llive in SF so i picked it up...i know that these fixtures still can go cheaper than 120, but nonetheless it was a cheaper alternative to the aquamedic i had my eye on. and yes i should have consulted you guys on stands earlier, but i was actually originally going to build my own wooden stand like i did for my 45cm tank, i dont know if you guys have seen my thread on that before? but yea it was over winterbreak, but i didnt have time, and i saw that i was saving money on the fixture so i had a higher budget for a stand, plus i got a deal from aquaforest since its my alma mater.
hehe but yea...i could have saved more money. but i do really like the stand.
Yes i do like the 70 watt fixture, im glad i didnt go with the 150 watt...i havnt grown anything yet, but by the size of the tank, i have a feeling i have more than enough light.
As for the height, i just positioned the fixture about a foot above the tank, other people have told me this is what they have done, and i have done that when servicing tanks, so i will adjust accordingly if my plants need it.
i am planting this tank either tuesday or wednesday, so ill post some more pictures up soon. thanks for the comments and feedback