Which light?? lol But I do agree your better off spending more money on the best light first if not you will regret it later.I personally recommend purchasing this light. You are better off having the extra light if you decide to upgrade your tank size or inject co2. I probably will be purchasing this light myself. More than likely you will want co2 before long, and this system will allow you to optimize your set-up better. You're better off spending your money right the first time then having to upgrade later. Just my 2 cents.
Yes, that's the one. You will need to make or buy a simple box-like housing for the fixtures, and place them end to end, so there is no overlap. That should give you low light, but in the upper end of the range for low light. Excel would be very good with that much light, but it gets expensive for that size tank, unless you buy it by the gallon from BigAl's or Dr.s Foster and Smith.Hoppy, are you referring to this:
2 x 55 watt Bright Kit™
Item # 30552
Includes: one 14 ounce, solid-state electronic ballast that will operate two bulbs; two 22 inch long multi-angle MIRO 4 enhanced, polished aluminum reflectors, two moisture-resistant endcaps with cords; four steel bulb holders; one grounding power cord; wirenuts, screws and other hardware needed for installation; optional-use pop-in vent covers, snap bushing, UV resistant cord clamp and nylon spacers; and ballast operation information and wiring diagram. Requires two 55 watt compact fluorescent bulbs (not included).
That seems like a great price. 2 bulbs would be about $35 more. Thats the cheapest overall I've found. I can choose a color temp.
If you ever think of using it then I would buy a better light cause if not you will be paying twice down the road for a new light. I use a CO2 system ment for a greenhouse cause I had one not being used and didnt see the point in paying for new one. I have that hooked up to a ph controller and it works flawless. Its really easy to use once you get into it. Just make sure you plan ahead and dont limit your self. I went with lights the first time that wouldnt cut it and I had to pay out twice.I'd like to use pressurized co2. I just don't know how to go about it and I think its probably a lot more expensive. Anyone know a cheap system?