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    I have that same tank. It's hard to find a light that will fit cleanly over it. What I use is a 4 tube, 48" t5HO from 6-10" above my plants depending on where in the tank they are. There is some overhang off the sides but honestly I don't view that as a problem. Just means the fixture parts are outside the area of the tank so plants put up against the glass will still get adequate lighting. I wish it was wider though, it does not reach all the way across.

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    Tower and Carbon,

    That is good info to know about these tents. I kinda figured you may need to put in a fogger but that sounds pretty easy to get a good humidity level from.

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with them, I may never get one because the wife is adverse to them and barely handles my tanks as it is, but someday I bet I get something like that.
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    Hello,

    Having had a 3' tall tank (2 of them intact), what you are thinking for nepenthes and in-fact for any plants IMO is very very low light. I used to use 4' - 4 tube T5HO + 4' 2 tube T8...but then I got greedy and upgraded it to a 8 tube T5ho. That was enough to get good light all the way to the bottom where my plants were located (10" from the bottom). I personally would try to look to 4' 4 tube T5HO fixtures at least. And I would recommend a daylight spectrum (sun blaster or philips or GE T5HO 6500K) with some extra for colour (I used a coral-life colormax). Intensity drops quickly so...that was one thing I learnt about tall tanks. Very very hard to get enough light to get "red" colour on plants at the bottom.
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