Yea melosu uses VHO
( = T12), that's one of the reasons I considered it.
I've been reviewing the choices again and I might go with the 2x 24watt HO
t-5 from hellolights and get two of them so I can put them on timers for dawn/dusk. It would be about the same price as the VHO
retro, I could put it on timers, and the retro comes with SLR's.
I already have a 20H and 10 gallon nano reefs. My 20H has 130 watt pc
over it and I am pleased. My ricordea in the 20 are going good, but there has been no growth in over a year from the rics (Ricordea floridia), the water conditions are great, and everything else grows so fast I have to frag it. So I am either thinking it has to do with the lights or allelopathy, both situations would be fixed by setting up a tank solely for ricordea florida and yuma.
I might go with the 15 gallon so it's shallower (better light penetration to the bottom) with a 20H sump. Not sure yet.