, it is suggested to have 3-5 WPG
for lighting for a reef tank. Even with lower light coral you probably still need 2 WPG
. Most 48"strip lights are only 40 watts.
So, even if you add a 2nd light you are still only at 80 watts unless you upgrade to PC
or something else which can be costly. This is the primary reason I do not keep corals. I just cannot bring myself to spend $300-400 for lights.
Itell you this not to discourage you. With what I do have I still get some nice colaration on my LR
and have successfully kept 3 rock flower anenome. There are still a lot of possibilities with a FOWLR
Just be prepared for the sticker shock of lighting if you do plan to go the live coral route.