I saw this, and figured I could add a question in with it (hope no one minds). Would 400 watts of metal halide be the same as 400 watts of PC
? In the same aspect, would the 400 watts of VHO
or T-5's all be the same? If I have a 120 gallon tank, and I want 8 WPG
(I'm closer to 8.5, but I want to downsize the 2-400 watt metal halides for power bill reasons), can I get the same coral growth results with just T-5's or VHO
's (I'm not too fond of PCs) and not worry about running the metal halides?
I currently have 2-400 watt 20k MH
, 1-54 watt pure actinic T-5, 1-54 watt actinic plus T-5, and 2-39 watt pure actinic T-5's, with this rig, can I take out the 2 MH
's, and add in 800 watts of T-5's or VHO
's, and get the same results?