Originally Posted by Aquaman29
Like this one? Do you not need a hood for this?
That's it. No hood required but any mini-reef should have a glass hood just to keep evaporation down so the salinity stays more stable. Smaller amounts of evaporation make larger changes in salt levels unless you have an auto top off system.
I'd get the longer fixture. I forget just how long 10 gallon tanks are. If you want brighter light the Fuge II is great but I'd just get the original Fuge if it were me. 10 gallon reefs often have higher nutrient levels that make growing very high light loving corals a challenge. My old 10 gallon reef was jam packed for years with soft corals like toadstools, xenia, mushrooms, zoas as well as a few trumpets and various others. It had less light than the Fuge LED
strip puts out. It's just an option to consider. Other members will have other ideas to consider.