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Old 02-18-2004, 07:45 PM   #1
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If i leave my light on in my refugium 24/7, will i have as much pods reproducing then if I have it on just 12 hours a day?
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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IMO, yes. Pods are usually active at night, but in a dark free fuge with no predators, they will become active during the day.
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My pods are moving all the time.I run my fuge lights at night.


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I like a reverse lighting situation. I think things need a break, but that is just me, some run fine with a 24/7 setup.
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I think running lighting 24/7 keeps some macro algae's from going sexual right?
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whats the best lighting to run a fuge? how much light is required for macro algae growth?
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The yellower the light the better for macro growth. I use a cheap double strip shop light. Others I know use a 6500 MH or better yet, something lower. LOA (Lights of america) makes a fixture you can buy at walmart for $20!!
I think pruning helps things from going asexual more than anything. If you get spagetti macro you wont have to worry as much about going asexual. Grape has more of a tendancy to go asexual although I have never experienced this. I have 3 types of macro (grape, spagetti, and feather) as I think each one takes out something else
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The yellower the light the better for macro growth. I use a cheap double strip shop light. Others I know use a 6500 MH or better yet, something lower. LOA (Lights of america) makes a fixture you can buy at walmart for $20!!
I've read in other posts about these LOA lights. What models are they and why are they used over the "usual" aquarium lighting. Do they throw the right light?

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