Get 1x36w. If you *really* want a nice carpet, you can go for 2x36w, but be prepared to trim at LEAST once a week. I went with 2x36w over my 10 gallon tank...keep in mind it has flat reflectors unlike the AHSupply ones, and I trimmed maybe 5 or 6 times a month. I finally put eggcrate over it to cut down on the light.
Thanks a lot Epic for your advice. I think I will just go with the 1x36w. Plants are growing well with the home depot special but it is 24 inches and just sits on top of the tank.(looks like crap)... Thanks again.
The tank that I have them on has green plants in it and no red plants. From the light green color of Wisteria to the darker green of Bolbitus, the green plants look really great. It's not a big difference but I like it.
So I just ordered it and I am very happy that I will have it soon. Ive been wanting this thing for quite some time now and haven't had the bank flow to buy it. i know its not that expensive but im in college now. :help:
This is what I got
1 36559 Tips on building a DIY enclosure for your 36-96w Bright Kit FREE
1 30361 1 x 36w Bright Kit $41.99