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Old 02-14-2003, 02:12 AM   #1
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lighting for macro

how intense does the lighting have to be to grow macro algae. can anyone tell me
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If my memory serves me right, you have metal halides. Macro will grow like crazy under Halides. If you want some Kyle, arrange a time to stop by, I will give you some.
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i would like to put some in my sump because i've tried it in my main tank and the tangs ate through it in a day.
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I would use at least PC lights. One of those LOA 75W wouold probably work pretty good. Macro algae does need a lot of light. Maybe a 75W MH.
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has anyone tried those compact fluorecent daylight bulbs for algae?

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Even a 4000K bulb should work good for algae. I would get a 75W PC, 5000K 6500K whatever, you're not growing corals just algae and 'pods. It should work great.

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i use a jbj clamp light and it works great.
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