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I need advise please on which lighting to get for 40breeder:

Option 1
Catalina 1 - 4x39W T5HO for $250
http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/product_info.php?cPath=71_136&products_id=1417

Option 2
Fishneedit 2 - 2x39W T5HO for $130
http://www.fishneedit.com/t5ho-3ft--2lamp-aquarium-light.html

Option 3
Coralife 1 - 2x96W Compact Flourescent for $80
http://www.marineandreef.com/Freshwater_Aqualight_2X96_Watt_36_inch_Coralife_p/res53114.htm

I will be using pressurized CO2 and dry fertz EI dosing...will also use an Eheim 2217 or XP3 and maybe K1 to help with water flow
 

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If you go with the FNI fixture, go for the 6700K/ white bulbs.
I was actually going to get a catalina 4x39W for my 40 breeder, and just use the outside bulbs because 40 breeders are really wide (front to back)
 

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Option 2 will work out well. I was lucky enough to find a Nova Extreme 4x39watt brand new and shipped for 69.99 (someone at the online store screwed up) only to find out I will only need to use 2 bulbs, but hey that was still cheaper that any 2 bulb fixture I could find.
For what it's worth, the 2x39 watt suggestion came from Tom Barr.
 

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so did you get the Catalina fixture??? or did you get something else????

If you go with the FNI fixture, go for the 6700K/ white bulbs.
I was actually going to get a catalina 4x39W for my 40 breeder, and just use the outside bulbs because 40 breeders are really wide (front to back)
 

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Hey CL! Do you think I should get all white bulbs for both FNI fixtures??? or should I do 1 white/1 blue on one fixture and 1 white/1 pink on the other fixture????


I have bought from them before. Can't go wrong with catalina. Great customer service, however, I've decided to get a pair of MHs from FNI instead.
 
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