Originally Posted by Ice Man
I always thought that most reef aquariums need at least 4 wats per gallon. Mine is about 6.6wats per gallon. Person who used this setup before me (I bought it used from a friend) had no problem keeping corals.
Nice tank! You can't really trust the 4watts per gallon rule. Power compacts are usually higher in wattage than what is equivalent in T5/LED
's and will only apply more to LEDs or T5's. it might be possible to keep a nem in PC
's but it will need to be kept up higher and/or receive supplemental feedings. I had my first nem under PC
's but it was until i switch over to LEDs that it began to thrive.