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I've been doing some research and see some people tried running a single bulb (if the fixture allowed) in a 2x24 T5HO fixture as opposed to purchasing a T5NO fixture (2x14w).

I've noticed that some T5HO 2x24w fixtures are cheaper than the comparable T5NO 2x14w fixtures (ie -> Zoo Med Aquasun on Amazon.com is less than sixty dollars). The Zoo Med CAN run a single 1x24w HO bulb in the 2 bulb fixture..

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Two bulbs will give you better spread of light around the tank than a single bulb. The more you can separate them the better. Good for plants and also good for lighting fish. Think of how a picture looks when the sun is behind your subject; that's the effect a single bulb, or two close together can create.

Definite advantages to using two bulbs with good spread between.
 
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