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Hi all,

I downgraded my 20 gal tank to a drastic 5.5 gal (the typical rectangle tank.. 16"w I think, currently with a screen top). It's all set up (no Co2, supplementing with florish excel).

Now, I am not sure what to do for lighting? all the bulbs I've seen are for 20 gal+, along with the hooded fixtures.

Anyone have any suggestions what I can use? I can use a heat type of lamp (or a desk lamp) but I am concerned it'd get too hot and my cats like to hang out around the tank. Don't want them to get burned!
help?

ETA: I found this:
http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+3733+22548&pcatid=22548

I am not sure if 12 wats (6 each) would be enough though..
 

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I am also using the aquatrader fixture on a pico reef...does a very nice job and it works well with a canopy. The Coralife fixture would probably be adequate as well considering the intensity of even small T5s.
 

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I have a fixture from Catalina Aquariums on my 5.5 gallon. It will be you towards the high light range if that is what you are looking for. I currently have my on legs (they offer separately).

http://www.catalinaaquarium.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=71_76&products_id=1229
I was thinking of putting this light onto my 11.4 gallon mr. aqua aquarium which is 18.9 inches long by 11.8 wide and 11.8 deep. Do you think that this would provide enough light for the tank? I am trying to avoid co2
 
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