Ok im at a point where i am goin to begin start purchasing lighting for my tank. I plan on having some corals probably not any stoney corals. I originally planned on metal halides and vho
actinics, but i decided not to because of the heat issues. So i am torn between VHO
both are within my price range but i cant decide. I have a plan for each if i were to go with PC
i was going to get 2 hellolights ballasts that can push 2x96w (384w total) bulbs each and all the gear to install them for around $250. The VHO
set up would be a 4x110 (440w total) icecap ballast 2x10k and 2xactinic bulbs for around $170.
-Which puts out more lights?
-What would be the limits as far a corals?
-I heard that with PCs algae can be bad, but wouldnt the cleaners take care of this? so it might actually be a good thing.... for the cleaners
What are some other pros and cons of each.
Thanx a ton
Tank: 55g FW
w/2 hot mag filters (w/d in the future)...scored tank, cab, hood, filters for $150
Fish: Cal Ryukin, R&W Ryukin, Baby Champion Panda, R&W Ranchu, Cal Ranchu, 2 Tamasaba, Pearscale, Lionhead, Black Moore, Pleco