At first when I got a 50/50 bulb for my strip light, I thought it was great. I am very picky about things with my tank and am looking for a better fixture. I currently have a 36" Marineland (I think) single strip fixture. It is rated 120 VAC, 60 HZ and 40W. Am I just being overly picky, or is there a fixture out there that will make a seriously noticeable improvement in light?
What size tank is this on? You don't need high light for a cichlid tank unless your trying a planted tank. Try a daylight/actinic T5 strip light, if you go to high and no plants your going to have serious algae problems.