Lighting advice on 36" Peninsular tank

Pêcheur

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 17, 2021
Messages
25
Reaction score
20
Location
Baton Rouge
Hi all, I've got a 36" deep peninsular tank that I'm debating lighting on. My plans are for the tank to be LPS dominant with a few SPS.

One of my biggest issues starting out is mounting vs funding. I originally ordered 1 - AI Hydra 32HD with a multiple light mount with the plan to order another Hydra 32 in the future after I get things going.

I'm thinking this may be overkill and maybe 3 Prime's would ultimately be better? The problem is my only real "clean" option for mounting the primes is hanging them from the ceiling and since I can't really afford 3 now, I'd have to tolerate mounting arms in the interim (jeez these are expensive).

Thoughts/advice?
 
BRS
OP
Pêcheur

Pêcheur

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 17, 2021
Messages
25
Reaction score
20
Location
Baton Rouge
With a deep tank i would lean towards 2 hydras.
The primes wont have the strength for that depth imo
For clarity, the tank dimensions are 36" long x 20" wide x 22" tall. I should have been more specific in the original post.

I've ended up going with 2 ration XR15 pro's due to mounting preferences. I'm going to give these a go since it's not worth the 10% restocking fees to return them.
 

Would you consider your tank to be balanced or lopsided when it comes to coral?

  • Balanced Mixed Reef

    Votes: 98 33.1%
  • Lopsided SPS

    Votes: 57 19.3%
  • Lopsided LPS

    Votes: 68 23.0%
  • Lopsided Zoanthids

    Votes: 20 6.8%
  • Lopdsided Soft Corals

    Votes: 42 14.2%
  • Lopsided NPS

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 10 3.4%
JASON FOX SIGNATURE CORALS
Top