02-21-2009, 07:26 AM
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If you're on a budget you could do what I did. Go to home depot and buy a 4 ft light fixture (most will be T12 in size) then just buy some correct bulbs to fit it. For my 29 gallon I got a double strip 3' one that will hold 2 30 watt bulbs. I then just bought the correct bulbs and man does that thing shine! If your top is glass you can just take the part that holds the bulbs off, but if not you'll need to buy a glass top. Then just hang the fixture above the tank and you're done. Even if you need to buy all new stuff it is still cheaper than buying the actual thing and works just as well. You can always check craigslist as well.