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Old 11-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #11
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how come iv been reading so much about Chaeto demanding alot of light to work properly?
Not sure - but I can tell you with my $10 option, I have never had detectable nitrates in my system, and my chaeto roughly doubles every 2-3 weeks.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:55 PM   #12
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Well I guess it cant hurt to try. Do you think a 10$ fixture/Bulb will put out more light then my t5?

Its like this but 24" Z Series 2-Light Surface or Suspension Mount White Multi-Volt T5 Fluorescent 46 in. Strip Light-Z 2 28T5 MVOLT GEB10PS atThe Home Depot

I could just get these as replacement bulbs
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #13
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Any thoughts on this? I'd rather do this if it will work. And just use my current fixture.
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I think the replacement bulbs at 6700K would work just fine.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #15
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Well I just am not sure what to do lol. Either get a cfl bulb for 10$ or use my fixture for 26$
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I think you will see decent results with either one.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:18 PM   #17
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Go with a 6500 or around that and it will grow fine they don't demand intense light more low spectrum. I agree with all post on this cheap is better.
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I use a lizard lamp with a screw in 6700k bulb and grows Cheto, grape caulerpa, and feather caulerpa pretty good... $6-7 for the bulb and not sure what the lamps cost still
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I use a lizard lamp with a screw in 6700k bulb and grows Cheto, grape caulerpa, and feather caulerpa pretty good... $6-7 for the bulb and not sure what the lamps cost still
Yep 2 cfl bulbs from lowes 24 w 6500k with reflecter chaeto grows like crazy not sure about mangroves tho
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Yep 2 cfl bulbs from lowes 24 w 6500k with reflecter chaeto grows like crazy not sure about mangroves tho
I know that mangroves require very little light. with the light ill have on the fuge it wont be an issue at all.
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