Actually, it's the largest 72" T5 fixture I could find and I wanted to be able to keep most anything I wanted. it didn't hurt that I found it on CL
for $300. LOL
i actually bought the light before the tank I believe. It was too good of a deal to pass up.
My tank isn't extra deep or wide so the 12 bulb seemed perfect. I was tempted to upgrade to MH
's but I didn't see a good deal on those til just recently. I like the t5's cause they are nice and universal, if a bulb goes out most any lfs
will have a replacement. MH
bulbs I believe most stores around me don't carry and I'd have to get it online.