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Is it uncommon for people to mount multiple fixtures onto one tank? I'm looking into buying a 29G and its hard to find a 30" fixture thats capable of around 96Watts, so would it be unheard of for me to mount 2 48 Watt fixtures on there? Or is that just crazy talk? It'd be about 3.3 WPG

--> I posted this question in general aquarium stuff, but I thought this would be a more suitable location :)
 

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There is nothing wrong with using multiple lighting fixtures.

3.3 WPG is a lot of light, especially if you are considering T5HO or even T5 bulbs. Be sure to keep up with your fertilizers and your CO2.
 

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Alright, thanks. I plan on pumping in the CO2 and using flourish excel so my ferts and CO2 will hopefully match the high lighting.
 

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Or you could get one of these fixtures:

http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCa...USD-57011##0##c&queryType=0&hits=12&offset=12

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http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCa...USD-57011##0##c&queryType=0&hits=12&offset=36http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCa...USD-57011##0##c&queryType=0&hits=12&offset=36

These use 2 24watt T5 HO bulbs, which are much more efficient that traditional flourescent bulbs. So although they pnly use 24 watts of power, they produce almost the same amount of light as 96 watts of standard flourescent. Equals about 3.3 watts per gallon for comparison.

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I also found it hard to find the perfect light fixture for my 29g. I have a 36" 2x39w and a 2x24 T5HO (30") over my tank and I'm happy with that. :) I have co2 and ferts as well. I do find that the 24" bulbs in the 30" fixture make shadows in the corners, but that is the only thing that bothers me.
 

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Do you think that if I put one fixture more in the front and the other near the back, I could eliminate some of the shadow, and spread the light more evenly?
 
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