A potential issue with todays LED
tech for reef lighting is that it will become a VHS down the road.
No one will want to buy it off ya either, so youll be stuck wanting better and sticking the less (unless you have money).
Seems to me that investing in an LED
setup for a 10g tank is a bit wasteful. Why spend nearly $200 on something for a tank that small? I know the trend is to go bigger and bigger on tanks. I dont see an LED
setup meant for a 10g working well on a 55g.
Here is another issue with LEDs on a tank that small: If I am understanding correctly that LED
color temp goes up as you near full power, then what happens when you find you have too much PAR (10g tank is shallow) and you need to decrease power? I am assuming that your color temp will drop down to the lower end. Possibly right where nuisance algae like it best? It may still be pleasing to our eyes (lots of blue will offset yellow easily) but wont the algae see the 5000k like its the only thing there?
lighting seems to be overkill for a small tank like this. I would still suggest t5 if SPS
is desired and PC
if no SPS
is planned. PC
will cost $65.00 and no doubt light up a 10g just fine. t5 may also be too much PAR, but will keep SPS
If you have the cash to invest in a new tech like LED
, then you might as well invest in a larger tank too so you dont cook everything.
Its like getting a Ferrari to go to the grocery store IMO