So the verdict is still out on the reflectors. I've decided to go with 3 250W MH
/T5 actinics. I've been looking at the new Lumenbrigt Minis I like the size and the amount of reflectivaty they provide. Also they would work out well with the lighting rack that I'm building.
I've found an actuater that I can use to raise and lower the lighting rack with the touch of a button. From my calculations I will have about 1.5' clearance above the tank when the lights are raised, and I will still have the benefit of the full lighting on the tank to see what I'm doing.
I'm ordering the tank this weekend and should have it in a month. I have a lot of work to do in the next 4 weeks to get ready for it. I'm going to have a custom sump built for the tank as well that will pretty much use up the entire space beneath the tank. I'm going to have the tank 42" off the ground so I will have lots of room under it for equipment.
I've ordered my calcium reactor and I've decided to go with a sequence pump just haven't decided which model yet.
Thats about as far as I am at this point. Well other then the fact that I now have my 72 crammed so full of new corals that I don't have room for much else.
Lowes is going to love me this weekend.