efficient lighting strictly for aesthetics

salty joe

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Any opinions on what lights corals and fish look best under? The lower the wattage, the better. I plan on using sunlight for growth, but would like to view the tank in the evening, especially in the winter.

Thanks,

Joe
 

xtrstangx

Premium Member
IMO, actinics to make the color pop and MH to make the tank bright.

I hate my tank with just the 30w actinic running. It looks so dim that it hurts my eyes to look at it, no joke.
 

saltwatersmac

New member
if you're concerned strictly with wattage I don't think you can beat T5's with good reflectors for the amount of light vs. wattage used
 

salty joe

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<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=6927193#post6927193 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by saltwatersmac
if you're concerned strictly with wattage

I am.


I don't think you can beat T5's with good reflectors for the amount of light vs. wattage used

Thanks all.
 
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