I posted in my other thread but I'll add it here as well.
Cam is a 30d with various lenses. mainly pics taken w/ 24-70 f2.8 and 135 f2
Thanks for the input everyone. I went to the LFS
today to look at corals and stuff and I can't stop thinking about them. The guy there told me with my current lighting I could get away w/ mushrooms/a brown polyp (I think that's what it was?) as long as I keep them in the top half of my tank.
From the sounds of it, getting a second PC
setup would be the weaker choice, and the only advantage might be cost? (heat?)
I've tried looking at some MH
setups and I'm just concerned about the width of them. My tank is 24" wide, and the current PC
setup I have is 8.25" wide. It looks like a double metal halide+actinic setup would be about 15.5" wide. That's 23.75" which worries me. Also, the lights would obviously be spread out unevenly (ie; MH
not in the center of the tank). Would this weigh into the decision at all?
I also noticed a 300w metal halide only fixture here:
This one is narrow, so I could easily fit both of mine and have some room infront/behind, but it'd only be 560W.
I guess what I'm asking is, if I decide to go MH
because it's better, and get this:
Would the uneven lighting and having the MH
either more toward the front/back of the tank be a problem?
Also, would I be better off getting the MH
+t5 since it would allow me to have MH
or should I stick to just MH
Thanks a lot everyone!!