Originally Posted by Vizzle1717
very limited with this light right? im going to have a BTA and some other high light corals in my current build and was looking at the current nova extreme 6 bulb unit...could i look at something less wattage and price?
You will be limited by the light I recomended and by the size of the tank itself. It will be difficult to keep levels good enough for an anemone and other high demand corals. It's just not enough water volume to allow room for the typical learning curve that comes with a new tank. Even if you can swing it, an anemone will grow too large for the tank very quickly.
I think the 6 bulb Nova Extreme will cook the tank. Don't be misled by the decrease in heat benefit commonly touted with T5HO fixtures. Even though it's less heat than a typical MH fixture, it's still a significant amount of heat.
I think your plans exceed the reasonable capabilites of your tank. Stick with the soft corals and take it slow.