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Old 03-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Refugium Lighting

So, what is preferred: leave lights on 24hrs or only when your main tank's lights are off?

Also, I am constructing a refugium out of 20H and was curious at to how many watts of PC should I have for it? I have not built it yet, so I am unsure to its exact water capacity is. Is 26 watts good or overkill?

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Old 03-08-2005, 06:22 PM   #2
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just something to read

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Lighting the fuge for 24 or 12 hrs depends on the macro algae it contains. I have chaeto in my fuge and light opposite my main tank and all is great. Other types of macro need the constant lighting .
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