Originally Posted by Ibrahim
I said it'd be efficient for most SPS
along with the PCs. Tim currently has a 4 bulb t5ho that's 24" over his 54g and he's growing SPS
I don't know who Tim is, but sorry, a 4 bulb T5 HO
is not enough light for "most" sps
. Yes, it is enough light for some of them, and I never disagreed with that statement. There is a big distinction between "grows some easy sps
corals" and "grows MOST sps
corals". Just sayin'. Gboy and Nu Nu will be restricted to easy sps
corals for the time being, as it simply won't be possible to keep the water clean enough for the more challenging sps
corals without a skimmer, regardless of lighting.
Adding a 4 bulb T5 HO
to the existing fixture is a good idea. In fact, I recommended this a long time ago when the Gboy and Nu Nu first posted photos of the tank and setup. The PC
bulbs should still be replaced; as I mentioned, old bulbs can contribute to nuisance algae.
@ Gboy- depending on the width of the fixtures, it may or may not be possible to use both at the same time.