First off, thank you to those who have replied. They have been most helpful.
Well, I've decided on getting LR
, sump w/ protein skimmer and about 3-4 inches of aragonite LS
. I will probably not get coral or plants anytime soon (FOWLR
). So what do you guys and gals recommend for lighting? I know what I want the tank to look like ( that crystal blue effect you often see in SW
tanks) but I am more concerned about the overall health of the tank. In my current FW
system, lighting was never a big issue. Now that i'm converting it into a SW
, lighting changes need to be made. My tank measures 72" across, so i'm guessing I need two 36" housing fixtures??
I'm pretty overwhelmed with all of the lighting terminology and lingo.. like VHO
, actinic, CF
, etc. Hopefully with the help from everyone here, I can make some sense out of all of this. I'm hoping to not spend a fortune on lighting, but if need be I'd be willing to if it's that important.