Need some guidance...
by, 06-25-2012 at 08:17 PM (476 Views)
HOLA!!! It's been a while since I've been on, between work, husband, and kids it almost leaves me no time for my addiction. Anyhow work has been INSANE! I'm glad I can come home to an adult beverage and stare at my tank .
Ok OK I'll get to the point. I'm putting together a 265 gal tank and I need help with the lights. Originally I wanted MH but I've changed my mind and want LEDs now. This is where I need help. I've done research and my brain is FRAZZLED! It seems like everyone has a different opinion or suggest something completely opposite from the last article I read.
The LEDs will be placed inside the canopy so I would love to do DIY LEDs (not only to save some money but I'm a fan of DIY) I would like them to make the corals colors POP! I would love for them to start of like a sunrise and then have the brightness of high noon, finish off with a sunset look and then of course the moon lights. It would be nice to work them into a controller (eventually when I can afford one). I've been on a few sites but I have no idea what to order and even less of an idea on how to place them. Do I need actinic lights too? I need HELP! The tank is 84"x31"x23"