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Old 07-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #11
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Pros: added surface area for bio filtration and more places for pods. Cons: if it catches detritus or debris, they'll break down into ammonia.
Ok, but concerning the lighting. Do pods or some sorts of BB do better with lighting?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:24 PM   #12
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It does help with ph swings at night but people without sumps or fuges have no light .
Hmmm good point!
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I feel hijacked haha, now back to the OPs question haha.
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As far as lighted sump...I don't think it really matters. Bacteria are there, that's the main purpose of the rock, so I don't think light would really do much, besides more coralline algae. If you offset the light, like on a refugium, it may help with diurnal Ph shift, but only a little, like a refuge. Just my opinion, but I don't see much advantage to lighting it. Also with light, just another place to grow algae!
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:27 PM   #14
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Sorry Ex, felt obligated to answer!!
As far as lighted sump...I don't think it really matters. Bacteria are there, that's the main purpose of the rock, so I don't think light would really do much, besides more coralline algae. If you offset the light, like on a refugium, it may help with diurnal Ph shift, but only a little, like a refuge. Just my opinion, but I don't see much advantage to lighting it. Also with light, just another place to grow algae!
Haha, it's all good, I don't get personal over threads, just thought it was funny. Good points. I was going to do cheato, but I decided against it because it's a designer series stand and I had a hard enough time fitting the 5.5g sump.
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Now, if you don't have a refuge, and wanted to add some Chaeto, then I think it would be a good idea. The light can be really cheap too. I bought a hood for a 20g tank at Wallyworld with 2 bulbs, and put to 50/50 CFL's in it....total cost was like $35.
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I may go the cheato route, working on trying to fit the phosban reactor first haha. Then find room for the light.
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