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I have an AquaticLife 24" dual T5HO fixture on my 20 gallon. I am going to be setting up a 29 gallon (30" long, 18" tall) and would like to set it up correctly to heavily plant it. My pressurized CO2 on the 20 gallon would move to the 29 and so would a majority of the plants. At the moment my most light demanding plants are rotala rotundifolia, purple cabomba, and limnophilia aromatica. I would like to be able to provide lighting for a majority of high light plants and a carpet of dwarf hairgrass or HC. I realize that is kinda vague for plants, but I am still thinking out what other plants I will do. From Hoppy's chart it looks like it may still be high light, but I could be wrong.

So, my question is, would the 24" still be enough light for even the most demanding, or would I be better off with the appropriate sized fixture? I do like the AquaticLife fixture I have now, and would probably be looking at a quad 30" T5HO running two bulbs with a burst for 3 hours at the most. Thanks :).
 
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