ok, my tank is 26 inches deep so atleast as deep as yours and i only have 48 watts t5ho with good parabolic reflector. it is a hex tank so the light is pretty much over the entire tank. do you think this will still work? also, its a new tank so i am i trying to go with fast growers to keep algae down. let me know.Oh, go for it. If I can grow it in a 2' deep 46g bow w/ just 96 W... It's one of the less demanding red plants.