Thanks for your thoughts. I'm still trying to figure out the differences between CF
's and LED
's, but if I understand it correctly, they put out more PAR than the CFS of greater wattage. The other advantages are low heat and long, long life.
I don't really want to raise high light requirement corals anyway, so I think it will work for me and I pulled the trigger on the 30w led
this afternoon. I also ordered a 30gal tank to replace my 12 gall, but it is only 4" deeper than my current tank, so I hope it will work well! I'll be sure to let everyone know about my experience once I have everything up and running.