Read Below for the Design, Price, and Spec differences between the Hamilton and Coralife PC/MH Hoods
Ok all, first off I wanted to state that this a great place you all have created and I kill a lot of time here...
I have been reading here on and off for around a year and finally have found the time (new job - less hours) to dive in. Just never registered because I felt that I was not educated enough to give any educated advice - and as far as questions.... they have all been answered with the search button
I will be purchasing a Oceanic RR 75g 48x18x20? tank next week. I am not wanting to drop a full paycheck on lighting while not skimping either. I understand the differences between PC
, and MH
lighting but still unsure of what the norm power is for my tank size. I want to get something to where I will not have to upgrade in the future while being able to support almost anything (I know there are certain hards and clams and such that some consider tough to keep but people still keep them and have been healthy for extended periods in borderline lighting situations) But I still do not want to over do it with wasted money/lighting and unneeded elec bill
So, should I go with 2 or 4 bulb setup on the VHO
with Blue and Actinic? What wattage bulbs? 2 MH
's and what wattage bulbs? Or should I got with a mix including PC
lighting? Should I get DIY
kits to fit my canopy or is there a good cost effective out of the box setup that is reliable that one can point me to?