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    My problem is that I got a new tank,a 29 gallon,and I have a dillema lighting it. The tank is 30 inches long and the lights that I want to get are 22 inches. The lights I'm getting are a 2 55watt light kit from AH Supply. I'm wondering if I should put the lights together in the middle or stagger them,like this(-_). I don't really know what to do. I don't even know if I will need that many watts. I don't really want to have a lot of pruning to do,but I won't mind a little,say every month or so,but maybe a little more frequently. Some of the plants I want to grow are Heternanthera Zesterfolia(sp?),Rotala Indica,Tropic Sunset Hygro,Didiplis Diandra,and others like them. I also am just going to use DIY co2. Thanks

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    You seem to have enough lights to grow just about anything. So that is not really an issue here. Staggering the lights is a good idea since it will distribute the lights more evenly, unless you find dark corners in your tank pleasing.
    The CO2 produced from a DIY system may not be enough for a tank with this lighting levels. Keep the bioload low.

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    CK has got it right. You want an even coverage of light otherwise plants in the two corners will slant towards the light, very unsightly.

    Strongly suggest a proper CO2 cylinder with solenoid.
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