Originally Posted by fishfreek
For reef lighting on a 92 gal
bow front I would suggest dual 250W MH
's with VHO
actinics in front and back of the MH
's. If you drop the VHO
's use higher kelvin MH
bulbs to give more blue light.
Dual 250 MH
? WHOA, that is like 5.5wpg just in MH
, (wouldn't I have an algea problem ??) I was looking at getting a MH
setup, Since I want to go PC
, I should look into some 14k or 20k MH
bulbs, and stay away from the 10k ??
As far as powerheads if you wanted just two I would go with the Hagen 802 poweheads. These are fairly large but powerful and will give you just under 400GPH output each. Put these on a wavemaker timer if you want aswell as the output from your Mag9.5 for good random reef currents.
I was thinking about 2, but what would you recommend ? I wanted to try to hide them behind the live rock and what not...
And are you saying to put the Mag 9.5 on with the wavemaker with the powerheads ?? Wouldn't I need the sump return to be on all the time ??
Personally I always avocate QTing the rock for at least 24 hours to see if its producing ammona. If you get smaller quanties of LR shipped in you could add it direct to the tank and just keep an eye on ammonia.
I have a large 40gal trash can that I use for mixing salt water. So when I get the LR
I can just place it in the trash can for 24+ hrs with some lighting over it and I should be good to go as far as a temp QT
Just a word of warning about the lion. Be very careful when working in the tank as to know where the lion is. They can pack quite a punch and if you do get stung imerse or run HOT water over the area for several minutes as soon as possible.
I know all about the lionfish, when I get rdy to work in the tank, I will have my GF use a net to keep him at bay...
Another question... With this setup, it does have a very small amount of crushed coral along the bottem (so little that it only covers like a 1/4 of it and you can see bare bottem), I was looking to add more substrate, should I go with more crusted coral, or live sand ??
Thanks for all your help