Originally Posted by Yenga80
Thanks for the replies! Will def have to do some more research into reef tanks and lighting requirements. You all do understand my question about the height difference with the 180 being 24" and the 210 at 29 " or 30" not sure exact. So this t5 light is this MH
also or something different.
Exactly, the height of the 210 is going to suck lol. The 180 is your better option for a reef. Your livestock options will be the same, and lighting requirements will be less. If it was a fowlr
it wouldn't matter.
and T5HO are very different. I would go with a quality T5 system. MH
's are more expensive, run MUCH hotter and less energy efficient. Replacement bulbs also cost more. IMO MH
are soon to be outdated, you can get just as much light from the right t5.