I have a 55gal with no live plants. I am looking to upgrade my lighting from my simple single bulb unit. I found really good pricing from one of the sponsors here but don't know which to go with.
First option is 48" 2 bulb (one 10000k, one actinic) and 8 blue moonlight leds.
Second option is 48" 4 bulb (two 10000k, two actinic) and 8 blue moonlight bulbs with a programmable timer.
I know either choice will be an upgrade from what I have. I'm worried that the four bulb is overkill but I like the built in timer
if the 4 bulb light has separate switches for 2 of the lights, go with that... otherwise, stick with the 2 bulb unit. An internal timer just gives the fixture one more thing to break... a $10 timer from wallyworld is easier to replace should anything break on it.