So far I always had hoods that I could put 4ft florescent in so they'd stretch across the whole tank.
The 45g I got has a hood where you have actually 2 lil 20-some inch hoods side by side across the tank.
This causes 2 issues I don't like right now:
1) The support bar in the center pretty much has a "dark zone" as there's no light across that area and somehow
2) The left side of my tank is plain dark (the right side with the lower wattage, lower kelvin bulb is brighter) not even the Java Fern wants to thrive there the way it should normally.
Is there any way I can bend a reflector a special way to resolve this? Or does anyone have any other idea for me at this point OTHERS then getting a new 4ft fixture?
Edit: What's actually funny this shallow 45g has much more wattage & lumens then my 55g and is sooooooo much dimmer.