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Old 05-30-2005, 02:52 PM   #11
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My sump is an old 45 gallon aquarium and I dropped a 5 gallon fuge in it. I just use the original NO fixture that it came with and I put a 10,000K bulb in it. I'm trimming macro like mad so I guess it works well.
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Old 05-30-2005, 07:13 PM   #12
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depending on wat you will have in refugium, if only macro algea like most people does, just go for NO or something cheap, since you don't need to warry about your algea doesn't have enough light.
My refugium was using a mini fresh water light ing, its alrdy enough for a normal refugium.
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Old 05-30-2005, 08:15 PM   #13
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Thanks for the extra advice!

I was only planning to grow macro algae and the sorts (chaeto, etc). I already dumped a cup of LS/LR Rubble from an established tank... nice dark looking mud mixed in with LR Rubble that was practically sand. Going to throw in some fuge-safe snails (no hermits) and such. Pretty much just want it for nitrate control & pod growth.

All of the fuges I've seen online with macro algae only had bell lamps for lighting with some kind of grow bulb on them... that's why I was tempted to do the same. Some kind of 60W incandescent bulb or other. I liked Rev's suggestion... would be nice to have PC on the fuge. Just wasn't sure if it was needed.
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Also... just spent another while reading... couldn't find an answer. Which K temp is best for these macro algaes? Culp/Chaeto/Red Gracilaria ... 6500K or 10000K or 50/50?

Again, thanks!
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tell us what you end up getting .. i might have to do the same lol.. tho right now im still looking at the clip on bell lamp or whatever they are called
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Check out the link below


http://www.melevsreef.com/fuge_bulb.html


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Thanks Shawn!!!

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Old 05-31-2005, 04:22 PM   #18
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I use a 19 watt screw in CF from HD. It is 6500k. I have used grow bulbs and Lights of America bulbs from Wally World(6500K).

Its all good. You could do <6500k but I would stay with that or 10k. My fuge is a low flow area.
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