That does clear up the two a little bit, I understand a bit more and remember another post about the de-nitfriciation process to remove nitrate from the water due to lack of oxygen. But if i can have the best of both worlds with some nice looking live rock in the tank then why not. It would simulate the enviroment better for the fish and would remind me of my snorkeling in the keys
So then my thoughts of say 40 lbs of good live rock and say 80lbs of baserock in the 90 gal
tank would be a good filtration system to start with, coupled with a Whisper 5( does 375GPH), decent protein skimmer and 3 powerheads for circulation. I can always add more later.
But the question that remains is anyone using these lamps and bulbs with any sucess? Will it be good enough for the Coraline algae and keeping the live rock going well? Or is the light possibly too bright and i might end up with some nice green algae live rock and nothing else.
38 Gal Freshwater - Livebearer
Whisper 5 HOB
w/ 2 reverse flow Aquaclr 402 powerheads
Turbo-Twist 6x UV
sterilizer 18W bulb
18 Watt Triton bulb
10 Gal Freshwater QT
3 Gal Fry tank
90 Gal Saltwater tank(coming soon)