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Old 02-13-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Looking for Refugium lighting? (pics)

Looking for a light to add to my refuge in process. Most importantly I'm looking for something with LOW watts, that will work good.

What fixture/light/etc would you recommend? Refuge gals 15 to 20. Tank is 180. URLs/web addresses would be very helpful and appreciated.

Going to be stocked with cheato and maybe some mangroves and a few snails oh and a 4" sand bed, some LR.

Here's a couple pic's


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Old 02-13-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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I use a cheap incandescent fixture from HD with a screw in 6500K PC bulb.

Grows fast enough for me to start a separate tank for macro. I use a NO tube on that one(10 gal).

Does not have to be high tech.

*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
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Old 02-13-2006, 05:09 PM   #3
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Have you done a power loss test with your sump? Water level looks high in the sump. Just wondered if it would run over if you lost power. I use plant lights from walmart in my fuge but am going with this soon.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:33 PM   #4
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I ended up finding this-


awesome! getting the $10 HD light.

Yes, enough room in sump. Water raises 2"s when power off.
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