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WTB: 30" dual T5 fixture...

Ok, so one thing has really been bugging me, it is that I feel my tank looks too dark. I currently have a 30" Nova Extreme fixture and would like to add a second.

Anyone have a fixture they are willing to part with cheap? Otherwise I will wait and just order another Nova Extreme...

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I have one and would be willing to get rid of it cheap. The only issue is that its T5HE (normal output) and not the high output one everyone uses. It has two 14 watt bulbs, daylight and red.

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I was looking for High Output, but what do you want for the fixture? (I have a 20 gal Long, ideally 4 T5HO bulbs would be used, but...)

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4 T5HO bulbs, even with a poor ballast and poor reflectors, sounds like a massive algae farm over a 20L. Maybe ask for some PAR info from folks who have the same fixture first?
I realize it looks dim to you, but our eyes aren't very good indicators of PAR.
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I was looking for High Output, but what do you want for the fixture? (I have a 20 gal Long, ideally 4 T5HO bulbs would be used, but...)

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I'm looking for $30, but yeah, if its only a 20 gal, you ought to see if someone here in the NY forum has a PAR meter

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