I am looking at getting new lights for my 55 gal aquarium. Right now I have a Current USA Satellite with 2-65 watt PC half 10,000K and half 460 Actinic. In my tank I have 100 lbs live rock 60 lbs live sand, 2 Candy cane coral, White star Polyps, Patch of Zoanthus polyps, Green Mushrooms and some Button polyps. I would like to get MH lights now but I am also looking at getting a larger tank (120) within the next year or two. If I get MH lights I would like to get 2-250 watt (Current USA Orbit) lights because the 120 gal tank will be deeper than my 55 (55 gal is 20" deep and the 120 gal is 24" deep). Would that be too much light for my corals in the 55 gal tank? I do not want to buy 2-150 watt MH now and then get the 2-250 watts later (too much money). What do you guys think?
Also does a 120 gal tank require any floor support due to weight? My house is only 12 years old and the kitchen has tile for flooring (tank will be going in the kitchen).
P.S. I have posted this request on other Aquarium forums so if you answer my question on another forum thank you and sorry for the double post.
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