72 Gallon Tank Lighting - Project
Really progress is being made on the planning now, I have made most of the decisions, however a few are yet to be made.
The lighting, I can get 5 T5 39W lights above my tank, they would be approx 5cm/2inch above the water line, giving me a total of 195W. They will be 2xActinic's Marine blue 420's and 3xMarine White 14,000K.
From the tubes to the base of the tank (Glass base) is 57cm, reduced to 52cm of water. This gives me 2.7 Watt per US Gallon, and 0.7 Watt per litre.
Is this enough? Looking at probably keeping soft corals, polys, fish, hermits, snails etc to start with, progressing to hard corals later (maybe)
Taking my first tentative steps towards a reef - with all the help from AA