01-30-2007, 09:56 AM
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As mentioned above, you'll need a glass top for the satellite. I know some people run them open top but you risk your fish jumping out as well as massive evaporation.
I like the look of the satellite. Especially with the standoff legs attached. Definate points for coolness factor as well.
That second hood... it looks like the ones they sell at walmart. Which look do you want for your tank? Coolness or walmart? :D
The satellite can be "dimmed down" by using 55 watt lamps if you find the 65s too bright.
The walmart hood is going to use a 40 watt bulb. That is less than .75wpg on your tank. That may be ok for anubias and anacharis.
I would go with the satellite. I use a very similar fixture and I think it definately adds to the look of the tank as well as providing excellent light.
The moon lights are a little underpowered but still enjoyable for evening stealth viewing.