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I am looking at options for T5 lighting. I have found a few but information is very limited. I am looking for a balance of economical, yet effective. I would love to not have to worry about Plant types not having enough light, and would plan on CO2 injection, as I want a luscious densely filled tank with carpet.

Some I was looking at: (Realizing these are not sponsors, should sponsors be competitive I will gladly support)

http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-AquaS...IRBY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317759076&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Coralife-0860...R2GO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1317759076&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/Extreme-Fresh...787O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317759135&sr=8-1

One thing that is confusing most seem about 24W per bulb, meaning roughly 48W which equals <1WPG....Isnt that an issue?

I am sure Hoppy will be in on this, and for that I thank you in advance.
 

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All 3 will work, my personal choice would be the Nova Extreme.

WPG is no good with T5HO lighting. That will give you medium high lighting using the legs. You would have high lighting if you place the fixture on the tank.
That seemed most logical with WPG but wasnt sure, thanks for the confirmation.

Is there a reason as to why Nova over the others, or simple the brand you are experienced with and know?
 

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Not to thread jack, but I have a 65g long 48x12x12 and I am keeping Java Fern and Anubi in the tank(Cichlid - Yellow Labs and Acei). Will be hanging this from the ceiling about 1/2 away from the top. Would either of these three work well in that setup to keep the plants kicking.
 
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