Ok, so I'm putting an Oceanic 178 gal
reef ready tank in the new house my family is building... Trying to get a breakdown of the stuff I will need so I can plan out the costs ahead of time. So far I have no idea what to do as far as lighting goes... Ive been trying to use the database on fantasyreef to figure out what kind of corals I want. As of now, im planning on things like Acropora, Xenia, Frogspawn, Kenya trees, some leathers and a BTA. Basically, I need recommendations on how i should run my lights
How many watts worth of metal halides am I going to need? maybe a 400 and a 250? or 2 400s?
I know a lot of people do a lot of different combinations with the 03 for an hour and then the full light spectrum and so on... and they also combine metal halides and pcs... what is the best way to do stuff like this?
And naturally I'm looking for the most cost efficient way to do this (not cheapest)
Also, if anyone with a similar size tank wants to map out their light scheme, it would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance! (I know im asking a lot, but I have a lot of planning to do, and naturally I want to do it well)