So I posted a thread on my local reef clubs site asking for help moving the tank into the living room from the garage. It's cleaned up pretty well so I am ready to actually get going with this finally. lol
So, the hope is to get it moved this weekend, the stand we can just move ourselves since its not too heavy. The sump is pretty clean too.
I put the skimmer for now into my 125g and it is a beast! I wish i had that skimmer the whole time,it is pulling out all sorts of gunk, it should do a great job on the 180g.
I'm still kinda torn on the lighting though. The canopy already has 3 250 watt halides and 2 vho
actinics (they are almost 6 feet long!). Now, if I could sell this setup off I would consider buying 3 Tao Led
panels but should I? I figure I can get the panels for about $400 give or take but I know the lights in the canopy arent worth that. Does anyone have any ballpark idea on how much lights like that would be used? I would love to save some money on the electric bill with the LEDs' but should I keep what I have? I plan on keeping mostly softies and LPS
with maybe some easy hard corals like monti's. I ALSO have the 12 bulb T5 fixture over my 125g that i could use, BUT I need new bulbs and thats like $200 so thats not a very cost effective option.
What do you guys think? Please post your thoughts, I need some help deciding.