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I'd like to set this 46 gallon bowfront up as a reef. I currently have about 80 lbs of liverock in it about 6 inches from the top of the tank give or take. Currently it is a fish only tank, but I can't spend a ton on lighting. I'm thinking Metal Halide due to the lower cost of the lights themselves, but I have no idea what intensity light I'd be looking for, how far to hang from the top of the tank or even how to hang since it's in a vaulted ceiling room. I'm assuming I could hang from brackets on the wall? Also, it's in my living room, so keep this in mind as it has to look half way decent too. Any suggestions? I'd consider T5 and would really love LEDs, but from what I've seen I can't really afford them right now.