When buying lamps for your aquarium, you should also consider the fixtures that would come along with them. Fixtures are just as important as lamps, because the right fixtures can make everything fit together neatly while still running efficiently.
The 2X24 Watt Aquaticlife T5 HO Light Link Fixture - Freshwater from Pet Store
is a good choice for two-feet long lamps. This fixture comes with frame mounts that can be adjusted by width, so it's versatile enough to be used for wider fish tanks. The frame mounts provide support to the whole fixture so that it can be used above the aquarium. It comes with just one power cord, eliminating the numerous wires you will often see with other fixtures. This makes it easier to mount the fixture over the aquarium
, or even from a higher height above.
The 2X24 Watt Aquaticlife T5 HO Light Link Fixture - Freshwater is equipped with angled reflectors positioned in such a way that they maximize the light coming from the lamps by focusing it directly to the tank. It is also equipped with metal attachments which you can use to connect to other fixtures if you decide to add more.