The current lighting in my canopy is 4 55 watt compacxt flourescent smart lamps. This is for my 55 gal
. When I restart my tank in a month after we move next week my lighting needs to be replaced. I plan on having 2 bulbs on each timer so simulate dawn & dusk. My questions are.......
#1 Should I stick with all 4 bulbs being smart lamps or make 2 actinic blue & 2 daylight & have the 2 blue go on 1st & off last?
#2 I'll be getting my replacement bulbs from pet warehouse & they sell these bulbs in 32, 65 & 96 watts. I'm on a budget so for a FOWLR
(hopefully 75 lbs of LR
) is it ok if I only get the 32 watt bulbs for now? I figure that when the bulbs need replacing that I can upgrage accordingly if I need to if I decide I need more light . (I want to replace 2 bulbs every 6 months so I always have 2 in at full strength.)
#3 Aside from the wattage effecting growth on my LR
does brighter ligting just look better overall on the fish & tank alltogether?