You say you don't want a reef now, correct? Well if you aren't keeping any photosynthetic inverts, you will don't need any more light then what came with the tank. If you are wanting to get good coralline algae growth on your LR
, then you basically need to get your lights over the 2-3 wpg
mark. Doesn't really matter what you use here... FYI
, using wpg
actually sucks when trying to determine a lighting scheme. But it works well enough when talking about coralline growth on LR
so that is why I used it. For anything else we need to talk about actually lights and how many are used.
I know that this may not be answering your question, but I have no idea what the ideal lumens is for coral. I can tell you what kind of light (i.e. PC
, T5, MH
, etc..)your corals would like though so if you have any in mind that you are wanting to keep, post them and we'll look at them.