Originally Posted by talkntothemike
I'll look into the T5's
I personally like the look of VHO
fluorescents w/ MH
. The MH
will provide the vast majority of the PAR the corals need. The fluorescents are mainly, if not purely, for aesthetics.
Originally Posted by stripestheeel
8ft long x 2 1/2 ft high x 3 ft deep? Would x4 250 suffice with x2 10000k and x20000k or is that too intense?
It would "suffice", but if your going for a high light tank (SPS
/Clam) you may want to look into 400w MH
. Also at 3ft wide you may have some trouble covering that w/ 250's.