Currently i have a 55g Glass Aquarium, with 2 56w T5 (Not T5 HO
) bulbs. One 10,000k, one Atinic.
I am looking to upgrade my lighting for future reef expantion.
I found a place I can get a Coralife Aqualight Pro 48" light, that uses 2-150watt HQI's, and 2 96watt Atinic PC
's, for $443.00 shipped.
Or I can get a Jebo 2-175watt HQI's, and 2-T5 54watt Atinic for $358 shipped from eBay.
The Coralife would give me 8.94 watts per gal
., and the Jebo would give me 8.32 watts per gal
I know the Coralife has a much (The best) name in Aquarium lighting, and Jebo has had on and off reviews. the Current T5 light I have is a jebo, and I haven't had any problems with it.
Also I believe the Aqualight Pro is a deal, every online retailer I could find from google listed this light for well over $600+.
Is there a such thing as too much light? I don't want to make the fish/inverts unhappy due to super bright lights!?
At the current time, I don't know what I will be adding to the tank, but I'd like to be able to add almost anything I might see (Assuming its safe to add with what ever is in the tank at the time).
Also I am worried about Heat. I do not want to have to worry about a chiller, or having the tank over heat. Is this a concern with either of these lights? At what point does heat become a problem? My room temp is always between 65-75 degrees, year around.
Thanks for the help.