Pardon me but this lighting issue can be pretty hard to figure out.
I have a 72 Gallon tank.
The dimension are 48(L)x18(W)x22(H). I have a 5” DSB
and want to keep my options as open as possible. I don’t want to limit my coral choices down the road by making short sighted lighting decisions today. I’ve read a lot of post and done some research.
I’m looking at the following retro kit
It has dual 250w MH
ballasts but it looks like it comes with two 175w - 5200k Metal Halide, Clear, by Venture.
Also the kit can drive two 32w 48” Fluorescents. Included are the following bulbs:
Coral Sun Actinic by ZooMed (Quantity: 2)
Ocean Sun 10,000k by ZooMed (Quantity: 2)
Is this enough and the right kind of light for what I’m looking to do?
Should I upgrade the 175w bulbs to 250w bulbs?
What about the choice of fluorescents tubes (Coral Sun and Ocean Sun)? Should I look at alternatives to what’s included with the kit?
Thanks in advance.