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Don't even consider "watts per gallon". Think instead of what type of aquarium you want to maintain. If that is a non-CO2 tank you want a different light from what you would want for a high maintenance, high light, pressurized CO2 tank.

If you want to leave all of your options open, go for a 2 tube T5HO light, with a light hanging kit and the brackets needed to hold it up, so it can be a foot above the top of the tank, for non-CO2 use. Then, if you want to go to a high maintenance tank, you can lower the light down almost to the top of the tank.

Possibly the best option, given that you want to spend up to $210, but at a far cheaper price is: http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/product_info.php?cPath=71_136&products_id=1638 which is a 3 bulb fixture, including bulbs, with a switch for one bulb, and another switch for the other two bulbs. This lets you adjust the lighting from low light, with a single bulb on, up to very high light with all 3 on.
 

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