3 The Equipment
3.1 Water movement
Time to spend more money!
Most lighting can be obtained in reasonably quality second hand at half
the new price
Just stick to branded products. Always reckon with replacing tubes or
HQI- The brightest and still
best for a reef. The small tubes should be changed annually.
The higher the colour temperature is not better. 10000K is ok. Not
8-10 hours daily.
Use in conjunction with blue actinic tube(s) 12-14 hours.
Fluorescents- much talk about
new T5 tubes. The jury is still out on this.