Originally Posted by Sniperhank
When it comes to these cubes, all the heat from the lights is trapped inside of the system. With that said, since you are interested in corals you will have to address this issue anyway. The stock lights won't keep what you want. There are several guides out on the internet that assist with modifying the stock lid to fit in lights that will support photosynthetic corals. By doing this you should also be addressing your heat issue as these guilds will be having you install LED
lighting most likely.
Thank you for the advice SniperHank. Quick question, I was recently at one of the local aquarium stores and they had my exact tank filled with coral. I asked about the lighting situation and how it is working out for them with the stock lighting. They said it works great and suggested I get a new white compact (as mine is probably ready for the trash) and another blue LED
. As far as the heat goes, they have the fan on most of the day and it seems to be fine for them.
Does this sound like something you would suggest as well or would you say to get rid of the stock lighting and go with more LEDs?
Thank you again, and sorry about the delayed response!