lighting for my frag tank


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Hello everyone!

I am in the process of setting up a frag tank that is 48"L x 24" x 12"-18"H (I haven't determinded the heigth yet). I want to put T5 lighting on it because it is going to be strictly SPS, and T5 operate cheaper than metal halides do and the PAR is usually better on the German bulbs.

My real question is if I get a retro fit kit that is Icecap430/660 driven with Icecap SLR's, would I need two or three bulbs and would the T5 output be too much for this shallow of a tank? Please keep in mind that this is only a frag/growout tank not my display.

Let the opinions fly, please!