Just thought I'd update you guys a bit
Tank is getting moved to it's permanent home tomorrow with a piece of 3/4 plywood underneath that is cut to 31x13
Black cloth going to be the background
Still working with that original 17 watt aqueon full spectrum in the 29 gallon, and upgraded the 10 gallon to a super sun something or other zoo med bulb. It's at least 6700k, and it looks fantastic and the brown algea is dying off slowly. My nerite is taking care of the extra.
Back to the 29.. I'm still super interested in the dual NO t5's, and I get $5 petsmart coupons all the time, so I could bring the cost of the bulbs down a bit. Yeah they're cheaper online, but then there's shipping = price of petsmart.
I was just wondering if you guys knew anyone that is using this bulb setup?
Many posts over the interwebs state to use it with a glass top. Do you think the area of the 29 hood that's plexiglass that holds the light strip currently will be ok? I am totally not interested in doing c02 other than maybe a small diy setup because it's cheap and can be set into the stand.
If others read this and they have the 36" version, I'd love to see pictures of the tank "overhang" of the 6" of extra light. I'm willing to get the 24" version because I've read bad reviews of the 30" version
Or maybe you guys know of a double t8 fixture that will fit? Something that is similar to the single T8 but for a double bulb or 2 independant ballasts.
I'll go with a glass top if I have to, but the black top looks cleaner IMO