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That light is just fine and plenty.

These people with 3-4wpg of T5HO are just crazy, they have money to burn on electricity and lots of time to trim and take care of there tank.

2wpg of T5 is plenty for midsized tanks and with pressurized CO2 will grow anything if the water is reasonable
 

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Is this going to be for your very first tank?

I don't see why you couldn't use this light and make things work out.

My first tank was a 36" 30 gallon in which I used 65 watts of PC light and things played out well. I had some bumps in the road but I managed to get things straight. This light has better reflectors, T5 bulbs, and all around more usable light then mine did but you should be straight.

My mistake was pushing the envelope in regards to high light levels and duration all the while skimping on the CO2.
 
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