Another thing I forgot to mention to you about the wiring on the Aquatic Life, I actually wired both ballasts to one cord instead of having two cords from opposite ends of the fixture. it makes for a super clean install. if you look at my build thread you can see I have no wires hanging and I love the look. I think it was Mc crabs that has a nice write up on it. its not hard to do at all, I will look to see if I can find a link for the parts that you would need from home depot. I think I have like $15 into the modification.What kind of bulbs do you run with the T5? I was thinking 2 blue plus and 2 atinic bulbs.
I think I’m going to buy the 48” fixture since it’s only like $40 more than the 36” one.