would toast a 20g tank without some type of high flow fan or chiller. Maybe in the northern states where temps stay tolerable but in good ole MS, its easily 80 plus degrees inside, 100 plus outside and with 400w MH
hanging over a 20g sw
tank, thats more cooling trouble than its worth. True, the retro kit could hang, but in fact, there is no top for this tank and the Aqualight comes with legs. Honestly, after all the research, the only thing I would do different if I could would be to use a 30g tank or a 20L. As it stands it will be a challange finding a 'not so sunny' spot in the tank for those corals who don't take to a HQI bulb burning all up in its mug. My first frag
will be a finger leather and fragging the crown of my toadstool. After that, who knows, but niether of those are really 'high' light requirements. Heck at 14w / gal
, I forsee not only sps
, but maybe some nice small clams..