I'm trying to decide the type of lighting to put on my 115. First of all its 4 feet long. I was intending on putting 2 250 watt 6500K Iwasaki Metal Halides, along with 2 four foot actinic blue VHO
bulbs. But I talked to the marine biologist i work with and he suggested going up to 400 watt metal halides. Then another guy that is pretty experienced in corals said that the 400 watt halides would burn up all my softies even if I acclimated them to it, and suggested 175's. The tank is 30" deep and i'm planning on the metal halides hanging 18"-12" above my tank, slowly descending every month. What do you think?
55 reef-260w PC
-purple firefish -maroon clown -lubbocks fairy wrasse - hydnophora -polyps, more LPS
on the way
July 25, 2005-ship date, can't wait!!!