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DIY Options for 20 gallon long

I'm going to defer to the DIY experts on this forum. I'm setting up a 20long with some hillstream loaches and I'm looking for DIY options. The tank won't have a lot of plants, probably just some mosses and java fern, maybe some crypts. However, I need enough light to get a good coating of algae on the rocks since the fish like to graze. I've used AH supply kits in the past, but I was wondering if a DIY LED option would be a better choice? If I go the AH supply route I would probably use a single 55w kit. I've also noticed Lowe's and HD have 24" t5 NO units that might work? Any thoughts?

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