I have a single 50/50 actinic 48" ballast right now, and I have plans to get a new light. Pretty much from everything I have read, that really needs to be the next upgrade on my tank.
Price range wise, I have been eye balling a dual satellite. I think that will be enough for what I am doing right now anyway. I want to do for the most part a FOWLR
tank, and some inverts. I guess the big question I have is though would the ballast I have right now be enough for a refuge.? I would like to add one. For now anyway. I am saving for a whole new system later on. I want to go to a bigger tank within a year. I am basically using the 55 gal
as a learning curve before I invest in something larger that I will make look a little better.
Right now the tank I have is mounted on a 2x4 frame with no hood or covers of any kind and really isn't the most appealing to look at.
But it works for now and gives me something to learn with and get familiar with how everything works together. Later on I am going to do an inwall set-up as I am finishing a part of the basement and the main room will be my new bedroom. I want to have the tank built in to display in my room.