-60gal home made acrylic sump
-mag9 return pump
-aquaC urchin skimmer
-100lbs live rock
-at least 80lbs live sand
-custom stand is being built
I need lighting.
I have been running 2 other small saltwater tanks. One is 20gal w/2 t5 bulbs. 1 actinic 1 white( I forget the k
rating at the moment). The other is a 34?gal
cube. It was used and came with a MH
light. I know nothing about it except it works. I have had good success with soft corals, fish, and inverts so far.
I want to keep a nice mixed reef. I want to work my way up into the more challenging corals. I am thinking of going with a mix of MHs, t5s, and some LED
moonlights for effect. The custom cabinet I am having built we give me the most options possible for mounting the lighting. I am tin king I would prefer some sort of retrofit style kit. I don't need some fancy, all inclusive expensive unit. I plan on getting a full on tank controller soon. So, I can control all aspects from one place and use simpler individual components.
Anyway, what is some good guidelines for light selection?