I started out with 2 wpg
and had good luck with shrooms
and polyps. But like the man said, within a year I wanted clams and much more. I ended up going with the mh
after all. But I did save a lot of money by DIY
. We built our own canopy and got the ballasts, reflectors, bulbs, and sockets separately and wired them ourselves. We got the fans at radio shack. Just about any lfs
will order the parts for you and they can get the wiring diagram for you too. Now I have 7.25 wpg
and can have anything I want. It's just easier if you don't have to constantly wonder if you can have this coral or that coral. Good luck.