I know there's alot of posts here about lighting... but there also seems to be a vast amount of differing oppinions.
I know I need better lighting down the road.
I've got the standard cheapy-comes-with-tank dual tube flourescent light which gives me a whopping 1.3 watts per gallon or something silly like that.
For the near term, my tank will be FOWLR
, but after a year or so (sounds like a good comfort zone) I will try my hands at a full reef.
I'm the kinda guy that wants to have the best/most appropriate gear (if not blatently overpriced), but I have a couple of limitations (I think).
First.. I don't want hanging lights, whatever I get has to sit on the tank itself.
Second.. I have a canopy, and want to keep it. The current pos light unit I have fits in there no biggie, but I've heard better fixtures produce more heat and would need venting. Venting will be difficult with my canopy there.
So today I saw DrFosterSmith.com running some sales on their T-5 HO
Is this stuff any good for a reef tank (does it put out the appropriate type of light, sufficient enough for corals?)?
Here's a couple of links from there:
The tank is a standard dimension 90g aga reef-ready.
As always, advice is greatly appreciated!