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reef lighting is a very wide topic. You need to considered the dimensions of the tank you are lighting as well as the animals you intend to keep. Corals and inverts vary greatly in lighting requirements. IN GENERAL...most mushrooms, zoanthids, leathers, polyps and LPS
corals can be kept under the right amount of CF
, T5 or VHO
lighting. If, down the road, you wish to keep most anemones, clams or SPS
will be the best option. Lighting can easily be the most expensive part of any reef setup, making the right decision in the beginning will save you down the road.