Strongest fixture for a canopy


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I have a 46G Bowfront tank with a canopy. My 192W CF fixture just died and I'm now willing to spend as much as I need. I'm looking for the strongest fixture that I can use brackets on my open tank and canopy. This means fixtures that have the fans on the side instead of the back may overheat. I wish I could get the Nova Extreme or Orbit Pro, but they aren't recommended for uncovered tanks or canopies. Thanks!
156 watts of t-5 will be more than enough for your tank. I know people using 216 Watts of t-5 on 75 gallon tanks and they are able to keep SPS with no problem...