I use the aquatic life 36 inch T5 it works fine and it fits nicely.
+1 ...this is the same light I have on my planted 40B...no algae at allI use the aquatic life 36 inch T5 it works fine and it fits nicely.
My current lighting setup is a 30 inch T5 over my 40 breeder (the bulbs are actually 24 inch though and 54 watts altogether), and it seems to be doing just fine. I have no algae problems.
Now every 36 inch T5 fixture I come across it seems it's like 80 watts altogether. Doesn't that seem to be a big excessive? Wouldn't that cause algae problems?