My friend and I have 2 identical tanks, and we're building (close, but not identical) stands and canopies for them. The tanks are 30 gal
(30" Long x 18" Wide x 12" High). I plan on using T5HO lighting on them (got a killer deal - 25% lower than cost to the LFS
), 2 - 24in bulbs with reflectors, a LifeGlo and a PowerGlo.
I removed the center brace, as it would block light, and was flimsy when the tank was full anyway.
- 24in bulbs on a 30in tank - dead spots?
- At 24wt each, is this adequate lighting for foreground / higher-light plants?
- How much of an issue is heat with these bulbs? Keep in mind, enclosed canopy.