With that light fixture over a 10G tank you will be able to support any softies, mushrooms, zoas, and LPS
. You may be able to get away with some low-light SPS
(like montis) if placed higher in the tank, but i would advise against it considering the light may not be strong enough AND you may have trouble keeping your parameters in check to maintain a good quality of life for the SPS
, which they need to flourish. You will also have less margin for error in a tank with such a low water volume.
But if you plan to keep softies and the other things i mentioned above, that light fixture will be just perfect. That is the exact light fixture i purchased for my 10G tank. Besides the softies i mentioned, I only plan to keep a frogspawn(LPS
), but that's it for LPS
. Should do fine as well, but we'll see how that goes. After my tank has been running for a good amount of time and params seem stable, maybe i'll try out a monti cap.. but i may just leave that for when i upgrade to a 40 breeder and have a 6-bulb T5 fixture over it. Who knows.
Credit goes to ccCapt for helping me out with this lighting decision.