should be a good color. Yeah, i look at my reef witch has 400w 20k XM's and I love the intense brighter color they give off compared to the 175's............but my elect. bill is high enough so I'm not going to be brighting up the fowlr anytime i don't think......I have a few softies in my fowlr too and they seem to fair well w/ the 175's and higher nitrates.
3 is alot, you might want to ask one of the trigger experts that one. I had a picassco before the clown, I got rid of him because he would just buldoze everyone down in his path. The angels did'nt like that. The clown is only hyper during feeding, otherwise he does'nt pose too much of a problem. I do keep my eye out on him though.
I've got a FO which is 4 feet deep and I need to replace the lights. I'm looking for something that can penetrate this deep and brings out some nice colors. I've got 48" fixutres, so I'm looking for something that will fit into this. Any hightly recommended lights?