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You could always try using a T5NO fixture like this:

http://www.aquariumguys.com/aqualight-flourescent-fixture.html

Or you could modify a T8 shoplight from lowes or home depot:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/diy/134759-dual-t8-lighting-20-bucks.html

Like the others have said, using T5HO's on top of a 12" deep tank is A LOT of light. You'll most certainly have to pay a good amount of attention to the tank. Daily fertilizing, consistent CO2, weekly maintenance, clipping, trimming, etc.

Using the 2-T5NO or 2-T8 lights will give you somewhere around medium light. I'm using 3-T8's over my 20 long and it is more than enough light.
 
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