Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
210 gallon lighting options
It was suggested I change the header on my other post so it might be noticed I couldn't figure that out so sorry for the duplication here.
I am confused to color options on lights and what set up would be best on this tank. 72" long 24 inches wide and height of 29 inches.
I would like a reasonably priced unit for this size tank with around 2 watts per gallon. It seems most of the light set ups are for salt and I don't quite understand the right bulb set up. 6700K I thought is for the best growth but I see some of you have higher K. Then there seems to be other factors as well, Most of the halides are at higher K also.
This is a glass top no canopy and it would be too heavy for me to manage anyways. We have 13 foot ceilings and don't want to have drop lights from that height. Any suggestions??
I saw that there is a new halide with an adjustable arm in 150watts which is on sale but the K is higher then I think is good for plants, I found a hamilton PC in the $569 (6 x 96) range and a halide 3 light set up for $499. Nothing is cheap but I just don't want to make a costly mistake.