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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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Going around in circles

Sadly the plans for the 55g tank have gone on indefinite hold for space reasons. Fortunately, there's room for a smaller tank, no more than 2' long. That presumably means a 20g (tall) tank. The problem is lighting. Stock lighting doesn't look like it's going to be enough, and none of the other options look right either. I've seen a 24" compact fluorescent fixture, but that puts out 65W. If the 100W of T5 was too much for the 55, then 65W of CF is presumably far too much for a 20g without CO2. There are also 24" T5 fixtures available, but those put out 48W, almost certainly too much as well.

Is there a happy medium somewhere?
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