I was at one of the better LFS
in my area and they told me that for a FOWLER 55 gal
, a 4x54w T5HO (2 10k, 2 actinic) light would be too much, and would do little more than turn my tank into a hair algae bloom. I was advised to simply get a 2x54 T5HO system, and that it would be more than sufficient for my tank.
They also said that due to the general bioload of a FOWLR
tank (and the lack of Ca
supplementation, among other things), its much harder to grow coralline algae, and that live rock is used more for filtration than aesthetics in such a set up.
From lurking in this forum for the past few months, I was getting a pretty different viewpoint on things. How legitimate are the claims this place is making?
As always, thank you ahead of time for your responses.