So here is the deal...my brother in law is an electrician and is insisting on making a MH
setup for us. He is asking...what do you want? I have no idea what to tell him.
Currently, we have a standard size 55 gallon tank with 100 lbs of LR
and 120 lbs of LS
. We only have 2 small fish at the moment. We wanted to have corals at some point but were put off by the cost...now, the cost is zero
So what should I tell him? What size bulbs? How high should they be over the tank? We can't have pendants (we live in an apartment) so I am guessing a hood is the way to go. He wants to build a metal hood to contain the bulbs...man I am just lost about how to guide him through this.