Originally Posted by SaltwaterNuB
I just added 150lbs of cured rock and 35lbs of live rock to my tank and want to add an anemone, or a couple frags. Will the lighting that I have support this creatures?
It is not going to work. If you are doing FOWLR
, almost any light will look good as long as they are 1) bright enough to lite the full tank and 2) give the proper color(kind of personal preference, can be white or blue)
for example this picture is a single 3W LED
clip light lite up a 24x24x24 tank and it is only $25.00
But when you moving towards keeping frag and especially Anemone, it is not going to be enough. You will need at least 6-9watt per gallon on PC
T5 or even MH
That is when lighting cost start to go up.