Originally Posted by TSkip84
i just ordered two 120w dimmable led
fixtures. They are 3 watt leds with a 1:1 blue:white ratio. My tank is a 55 gal
Thats what I have and its enough light for any coral. I'd start with what I consider the basics which are frogspawn, torch or hammer coral. They're a good first coral as they are hardy and grow quick. With this type of coral you could run your leds at 50%. You could jump into sps
coral with those lights but make sure you understand the relationship between Calcium, Alk
& Magnesium and have test for each. SPS
grow pretty fast and take a lot of those 3 things out of the water to create their skeletons. Any soft stuff like mushrooms or green star polyps will have to go at the bottom of your tank with those LEDs or you could burn them.
Thats just some stuff to consider. Basically though any coral that catches your eye you're set up for so talk to the salesperson at the store or if you see something quickly google it to make sure you konw what you're getting into...