I have a 20 gallon tall with a 65W coralife 50/50 CF
fixture on it right now. It is also currently FOWLR
. I want to upgrade my lighting and build a canopy so that I can develope a nice reef. These are my options and wanted you all thinkI should do (and if the second option is safe
1)Replace light with 150W 14k MH
(cost around $175).
2) Rip CF
out of its fixture and retro fit it into a canopy and:
a) Add 2x24 W t5 retrofit (gives me 113W total) (cost around $80)
b) Add 65W CF
retrofit (gives me 130W total) (cost around $60-$80 ? )
If I go with 2)A) what should be my setup (10K for t5s and blue for CF
, vise versa, or one 10k t5, one blue t5, and one 50/50 CF
It sounds like T5 are alot better so im guessing that would be my best bet. The MH
seems a little high in wattage, and I share an appartment so heat can be an issue.
Thanks for the help