I've had nothing but GOOD experiences with All Glass also. But for nearly the same cost, I was trying to figure out if the T-5s would be advantagous.
I'm also factoring in finding replacement bulbs. Usually, when I make an online order, I try to combine a bunch of items to save on shipping. The main places like bigalsonline and drsftostersmith don't carry 48" T-5 bulbs. I did find a couple places that sell 48" T-5s, but shipping was about $20.
Now I'm considering buying two 24" fixtures because the bulbs are readily available. I could find 24" bulbs in the lfs
if I had to...
Here are my options:
1. Coralife 48" T-5 fixture and 2 versa-top glass covers = approx. $70
2. All Glass 24" T-8 hood/light fixture combo = approx. $55 (need 2)
3. All Glass 48" T-8 fixture and 2 versa-top glass covers = approx. $70