a reef aquarium lighting is one of if not the single most
important aspects of a successful setup. Most corals sold
in the aquarium trade have some kind of lighting requirement
due to the fact that they are photosynthetic. Varying from
"low-light" soft corals such as mushrooms and green
star polyps which may only need one or two vho or power compact
lamps to intense light requiring clams and acropora which
need a strong light source such as metal halide. Newer to the hobby are LED's which have many options, some of which can be controlled or dimmed to meat almost any aquarium's needs.
a list of aquarium lighting options in LED, vho, power compact, T5, and metal
halide that can be combined and configured to fit the needs
of any reef aquarium.