I guess I should have posted http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=100472
along with this post, so people would have all the information about the setup... :p
1. What is the "Lol" for? To be honest, it seemed sort of derisive. From the LOOKS of it, the top isn't even on yet.
Due to many factors, I am putting a canopy on top. I am making my own top, and the way I will have it, it WILL be more than 10 inches above the water..It's half made as it is.
2. This is an SPS
tank-- I'd prefer the MH
lighting over the T5 for a few reasons-- I like the aesthetic, the shimmer of the MH
, it's something I'd like to try for this specific tank setup, etc.
3. The chiller would be yet another DIY project, not a purchase.. I need projects to keep me preoccupied. The chiller will be assessed after the lighting is on-- I figured one would assume that I wouldn't build a chiller before I built lighting and had it set up. And on top of that, there is no reef yet. It is live rocks only. And for live rocks, 77 degrees is perfectly fine, IMO
. If anything, warmer temperatures at this point would distress to rock inhabitants. Temperature adjustments will be assessed after lighting is taken care of. I really hope I took that "lol" the wrong way