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Old 05-16-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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hey guys i have the supplies to build something u just dont know if i should i am thinking about taking from my sump a line going outside on a window edge building a glass box with a lid that could be sealed completley and have macro alage in it but only run it at night so it would be cool and i wouldnt have to worry about gettin my tank to hot have a valve inside at the tank to turn it off so when its on at night it would be coming out of the sump and then back into the sump then to the tank the macro alage would grow really well out in the sun is this a stupid idea
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or i could make the tank sit inside the window behind the curtains it would get tons of light still and thrive great then i would not have to worry about heat to much
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I just think it`s more trouble than it`s worth. JMO
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:08 PM   #4
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yea true but how much light does macro alage need to grow i cant afford a extra light system for it
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i just have a HD fluresent light attached to a desk lamp.. the stuff grows like crazy.
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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wat about a big bulb made for plants
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That would work with a lamp shade would prevent light from shining all over the place at night.
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:10 AM   #8
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ALRIGHT I JUST WENT TO THE STORAGE ROOM TO FIND IT WE GOT IT ABOUT A YEAR AGO SO I HAD TO FIND IT MY MOM DECIDED NOT TO USE IT I THINK SHE FORGOT ABOUT IT SSSSHHHH LOL OK IT IS A PHILLIPS PLANT LIGHT 75W FLOOD LIGHT DESIGN IT HAS A BLUE COLOR ON THE BULB LOL I LIKE THIS BLUE I THINK I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE COLOR IN MY LIFE ITS SO PRETTY!!!! LOL jk
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I think you get the point that for a fuge you really dont need to pay alot for a light system. I`ve seen folks use those clip on dome lights and they did a good job. I have an expensive system on their now but when it goes I`ll be putting something cheap on there.
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All I use to light my fuge is a standard screw-in CF bulb. 100w (23w actual power use) not reflector or shade and my macro grows like mad.
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