lighting for a 30 cube


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wtb a light for a 30gallon oceanic cube. I don't have much to spend so any retro or anything anyone needs to get rid of would be great. its going to be a mantis tank with some softies

Edward Smith

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Hmmmmm....mantis tank with some softies.

I'd go with 150 watt MH with a 20K bulb. Most softies doent have high lightening needs and a 20K would make everyting pop. I also personally love the shimmer and blue water.

Next question is: Canopy or no canopy. If you going canopy, skip the MH and go with T5's or PC's.

There is no real wrong choice, just a matter of aethetics. Look at pics of what other people are doing and see what you like.