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Old 12-12-2011, 10:45 PM   #11
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tank is up and running, I picked up a chromis today at my LFS for 4.99. Just trying to do the lighting as cheap as possible. I have a 15 watt light that I used for a refugium once. Its just a cheap light (looks like the heat lamp style). Will that sort of thing work if I were to put four of them over the tank? 60 watts is 60 watts right, no matter the light? or no?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:36 PM   #12
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Wattage is only one aspect to lighting. Spectrum & intensity are what you are looking for. I'm not a lighting expert by any means, so hopefully someone else can help more, but I doubt it will work.
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who cares if there is algae in a frag tank. its to grow corals so the more algae the cleaner the water will be resulting in a nicer glowth for the corals
I would think the frag tank should have cleaner water, limiting the algae growth rather than the other way around.
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no doubt it would be, why why bother with a CUC :P i would put maybe a few stars or hermits to lean up any detritus on the bare bottom
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