If your not wanting a light for plants, but just for aesthetics, I would get a compact fluorescent hood with a 50/50 light (that is a 10k light and actinic light all in one. It gives off a crisp white light, similar to what a reef light would be. Just google it!). That would give you the light you want and it would also be one of the cheaper solutions. Your hood will probably be replaced completely by the new lights.
Originally Posted by aubel07
I have a 250 watt ho
t5 system with 4 1 watt LEDs and was wondering if it was enough for a 120 gallon tank that I am getting soon
This is my 110 gal
planted tank. I have 6x54w t5's with half 64k and half 10k over it. It is co2
injected and I dry dose ferts. Sorry about the pic quality, it was a cheesy camera. That has worked well for me, and I have been able to grow stargrass, hairgrass, and baby tears with it. If I can do my tank with what I have, your setup should be efficient enough.