03-20-2008, 08:35 AM
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I hate to hijack the thread away from the original poster, but I have a question that relates to the recent discussions here:
I have a 90 gal FOWLR, so lighting isn't critical for me. However, at some point down the road, I would like to move to soft corals. In preparation, I've bought what I thought was a decent lighting system, the Coralife Lunar Aqualight http://www.fishsupply.com/slbes-34063.html
however, the 48" module, with four 65W bulbs, puts out a total of 260W, when divided by the tank volume of 90gal, comes out to less than 3W per gallon. This implies that on my tank, even the Coralife Lunar Aqualight would be insufficient for growing softies? I would have to upgrade to either a more powerful kind of light, or I would have to have two complete light strips? Thats unfortunate to hear, I don't want the entire space above my tank taken up by some complex lighting setup, I like the Coralife Aqualight because its all contained in a pretty decent package.