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I could use some helpful input from those who know more than I do (and there are many that do) about tank lighting. I have a 50 gallon Oceanic 30 x 18 x 21. I am looking at lighting and am currently playing with three selections:

1. The 24" Coralife Aqualight Pro 1x150W HQI w/ 2x65W actnic - Will the 24" with the single metal halide be enough to light the tank for good plant growth? I can always change the CF's for 6700's for extra light.

2. 30" Coralife Lunar Aqualight 2X65. - I know I will have to trade out the bulbs but will it give enough light to grow most plants.

3. AH Supply 2x55 kit. - Supposedly give out more light than the 2X65 Coralife but I have never bought a kit like this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Do you plan on Co2? if not I would scratch the #1 and that fixture would need to be hung cause it won't fit on the tank along with having to buy lots of different bulbs to replace the ones that comes with the fixture it would be expensive.

#2 sounds good for straightforward out the box plug-play. It's about mid amount of light.

#3 is good too if you want to build your own hood/canopy.
 
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