| | Lighting a 30g Cube
I'm considering the Oceanic 30g Cube to fill an empty corner in my living room. I've got the plans laid out except for the lighting. This tank will feature one of my favorite plants, Pogostemon Stellata. Ground cover will either be hairgrass, glosso, or HC. I don't forsee using any other high light plants (maybe in the distant future). Of course, this tank will be CO2 injected.
I'm actually re-doing my living room, so aesthetics are of significant importance. My main focus is "clean & minimal." I was thinking about using a MH pendant or some suspended fixture. I know this is a ton of light, but is it do-able? Also, how problematic is the flooding of light? I'll have it turn off at dusk, so it won't be a problem when watching tv after dinner. The use of a white moon light would be pretty nifty for accent effects from dusk to midnight or so.
So, got any ideas? I'm pretty good with the plants, but I'm lazy enough to need a buffer between algae problems and my heels!