I am setting up a 500 L (125 gallon) reef tank with tank dimensions 6í wide x 18Ē deep x 2í high with the intention of keeping both LPS
corals, although I donít know the mixture at this stage or where SPS
will be placed. I love acros, so will probably have some places at the top. Iíve decided to go with the AI Hydra led
lights each with their own arm bracket attached from the back wall. I just donít know what combination to get, whether to have 3 x 26 HDs or 2 x 26 HD and a AI Hydra 52 in the center.
I know the 52 is double the cost of the 26 and would end up costing me an extra $1000 if I went with 1 or more 52, so don't want to spend so much more money unnecessarily or have overkill with too much light intensity if itís not going to be much more beneficial.
Basically I want to know if 3 x 26 HD will be more than sufficient for my tank and my needs or is it much more worth putting a 52 in the middle and a 26 on either side?
Appreciate peopleís thoughts and advice.