I just upgraded my 55 gallon tank to a new 90 gallon. I am about to sell my old setup and I am looking for a new light for the 90. On my 55 gallon I had a Coralife 48" T-5 dual, which had 2-28 watt bulbs. Not enough light for the 90. I am debating between a few different options all in 48" size. It is a Malawi Cichlid tank with some live plants.
The Coralife Aqualight Double Compact Flourescent
The Coralife Lunar Aqualight Compact Flourescent
The Current Nova Extreme T-5 W/Lunar Lights
The Marineland T-5 Deluxe Strip Light
Which would be better the compact flourescents or the T-5's? The T-5s are supposed to last for over 18 months and are cheaper to replace than the compact flourescents.
Also, I already have 4 of the Current Blue Lunar Lights setup and I am very happy with them. You can see them in the pics of my tank. I know the Current Nova Extreme comes with white which I would not bother to use.
Also, since I like the blue lunar lights I know the Coralife comes with them built in, but can anyone confirm if it has 3 or 4? I have seen conflicting information on the web. If it had 4 that would not be a bad all in one solution.
Please help, I need to make a decision soon and I tend to procrastinate.