I am in the process of setting up a 65 gallon (dimensions: 36x18x24) reef aquarium. I purchased the Outer Orbit 36" HQI/CF
lighting system. The problem with this light is that when it is mounted over my tank the metal halide bulb will be directly over the center brace of the tank. I assume that this is problematic and will interfere with light reaching my tanks inhabitants. Is my assumption correct? If so I guess I will return the light.
If I return the light for something different, can anyone suggest a good lighting system that will not limit the type of corals I will be able to keep? I was considering the SunPod 36" that has 2 150 watt metal halide bulbs. But with only 4.6 watts per gallon i feel I may be limited in what I can keep. TIA for your help.