I'm about to start setting up a 90 gal
tank. After starting it as a FOWLR
tank, I will eventually make it a reef tank. I was reading "The Simple Guide to Marine Aquariums" last night which kind of confused me. From the book:
"A 55-Watt PC
actually provides more light intensity than a 110-Watt VHO
. Needless to say, when using power compacts, the 3 to 5 Watt-per-gallon rule does not apply."
According to this, I can have less wattage and more light with power compacts. A 4x96w fixture for my 90 gal
is almost double the price of a 4x65w. If this is true, I could save a lot of $$$, but I figured I would ask a trusted source such as AA first.