My 50 gallon's dimensions are 30"Lx18.5"wx21"T. I currently have one power compact unit on it with 2 65w bulbs in it, 1 actinic and 1 10k. Due to the tank being 18.5" wide the lights are only on the back half of the tank. The front half is still lit, but I dont know if it has enough lights for coral.
With these current lights the tank has only 2.6 watts per gallon. I was thinking about building a canopy and taking these apart.
I would like to get a metal halide lamp but very $$$, same with VHO
. Unless someone knows a good place to go.
If I was able to get a metal halide, would one bulb be enough since the tank is not very long. I would use one bulb with 2 65w actinic power compacts, 1 on either side. How many watt metal halide?? How many "k
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what do you suggest for me?