Sorry to keep posting questions but hereare a couple more. I am working on getting the equipment list for my 90 gallon tank I am setting up as my first saltwater tank. It came with a single 24" fluorescent bulb which I know is totally inadequate for what I am planning. I want to start it as a FOWLR
and maybe start some corals after I get some experience under my belt.
The tank is 48" wide 13 inches deep and 31" high so I know I will need some serious lights to be able to illuminate the lower part adequately. I may not need them immediately since I will be trying to put the tank into place this weekend, but the time is approaching fast.
My questions are :
Am I forced to metal halides to light the bottom of this thing?
What size, 250 or 400 watts? I want it to light fairly evenly so I am sure I would need at least 2 fixtures if they have single bulbs.
Is there any difference between the ones at the aquarium store and the halogen lights at the hopme improvement store?