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Old 08-25-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Lighting fug question

Hello I just started up my sump/fug the refugium is only 12 deep 15 long and 12 wide. I want to grow macro algie and pods in it. My question is would any of these cheap lights from lowes work
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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Overkill. IMO. Just get a cheap clamp light and stick a squiggly bulb in it. Works pretty good for me. I'd send you a pic but it looks like I exceeded my photo quota.
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That light will produce a lot of heat. Just use a CF as suggested.
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A compact florescent in the 6500k color is what works for me.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:14 PM   #6
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When you say cheap clamp light you mean from like lowes and when you say light do you mean a fluorescent light bulb sorry I know nothing about lights I really don't even know alot about the light on my DT all I know is that it has two 150w metal Hal and two 150w compact fluorescent lol
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Got it thank you Mr X
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #8
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How many watts should my 6500k light bulb be
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They are usually 23 watts or so. It really depends on how much area you are lighting. If it's like a 12 x 12 area or so, a single bulb like above will be fine.
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Wow Iam at lowes and they have a two pack 23w 6500k for ten bucks thank you
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