Originally Posted by TL1000RSquid
Will you have live plants? A 24w T5HO bulb will light the tank up ok but its not really enough wattage for most plants. Two bulbs would let your grow quite a bit more stuff.
I'll have 1 tank with live plants, 1 without. And I actually just got a 24" T8 "under cabinet" fixture. I'm going to get another and use an upside down rain gutter as the reflector.
So now I'm looking at the best lighting using 2x24" T8 bulbs.