tropheusmaster Posted February 8, 2009 Share Posted February 8, 2009 My brother and I were discussing the wattage on my 180 gl setup. He thinks I need more wattage. and I have often felt that way too so I decided to ask all you experts. I currently have three 175 watt MH'S and two 130 watt power compact actinics for a grand total of 785 watts of lighting. He feels that I need a total of 1080 to meet the min requirments for a saltwater tank. So I felt there will be a lot of different veiws on this subject and wanted to hear everyones take on this subject. We were also discussing the amount of time to run the lights. I decided to have the MH's come on from 9am till 4 pm and the actinics come on at 7 or 8 am till 7 pm. I want to be able to enjoy my tank after I get home in the evening and I like it with actinics only running Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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