If I am understanding correctly.....
Since i am just starting out I could go the cheaper route with the aquamedic and probably be ok for the first 2-4 years.
Then as I start branching off into the prettier sps and lps corals I am going to need the more intense MH's or they won't thrive
as well. i.e. They'll live but not flourish.
I've also heard that if you keep those corals close to the top of the tank then the aforementioned aquamedic is fine....
but who likes being told where to put their stuff.
Fish is not my focus. I am looking forward to them, but i can wait. I was just going to set the whole thing up with some
cuc for the first 6 - 12 months till I developed a good maintenance habit (it takes me a while. I kept killing my spices
for the first 2 years till i learned to water them at the same time i make my coffee)
So presumably....I could get the rest of the equipment, set up the aquarium and get it going as long as I add the light system
before the fish and/or corals, that way I have more time to save up and actually get the belize unit.
I really liked the way fosters and smith did this VISUAL COMPARISON
for the different wavelength bulbs.
I like the way trichromatic looks personally.
Will the t5 bulb selections be based on the actual critters inside the tank?
PS i still don't know what that te meant for bulb selection ;)