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Old 09-06-2008, 06:50 PM   #1
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Fuge lighting

So I need to add some light for the macro but its in an acrylic sump and the sump is in an old wooden desk. So i would like to add lights that are not going to put off to much heat. Also its still a fairly small tank and i don't want to have water temperature issues. So two questions.

1. Are there any bulbs that you guys have used that are low heat? I know there are LED options as well but i don't know much about them

2. How much wattage should i put in there to keep health growth and nutrient export from the cheato?
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It doesn't take much to light a fuge. You can use a clip on reflector with a grow light from HomeDepot/Lowes or a flourescent daylight. I've got a 28w 6700k PC over mine.
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I have a HD screw in 6500k bulb and a clip on reflector from HD. Total cost for both was about $10.
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Melevsreef.com - Refugium Bulb

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i have a compact florescent flood light only 23w but the output is 90w comparison. my chateo is growing really fast and i have a 15g acrylic fuge.
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