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Old 05-25-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Refugium lighting

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I'm trying to decide on what light fixture to put on my new (almost finished) refugium. Most of the diagrams I see online have regular bell lamps with grow bulbs in them (like the kind of stuff that's for reptiles), but that doesn't seem right to me for some reason. What do you all have to light your fuge's? If I could get away from huge ballasts, I would be thrilled. Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:07 AM   #2
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Nobody has a refugium? Come on guys... no thinking required!

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Old 05-26-2005, 02:21 AM   #3
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What size fuge?

I am using an 18w cf on a little fuge I have. I also have one of those bell lights with a flood light over my chaeto and it grows like mad.
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i dont have mine set up yet.. but im thinking just the clip on bell or whatever lights they are.. that they have at like homedepot.... the only thing im wondering is if it would be safe to clip it on to the side of the tank or not ... being that its metal and if water would splash on it occasionally, i doubt it would have a reason to really splash at all but

maybe screw in a little handle for it to grip onto on the inside of the stand
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Hmmm... by my best guess, my fuge is 6 gal. Compartment in my new 40 gal sump 12H x 15L x 8W

Rev... do you use both the bell lamp and the CF at the same time? My fuge seems kinda small for that much light
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:18 AM   #6
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No I was using the bell light until I changed my fuge. No I am using the compact. I have moved my bell light over a corner in my prop tank right over my chaeto..

How bout this. It's $19.00!
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Old 05-26-2005, 04:00 PM   #8
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I have a 35 gallon fuge on my 225 and I use a coralife powercompact. Can't remember the wattage but it is 36" and has a white and a blue bulb. Seems to work great for me. My chaeto grows like crazy and I put frags in there and they do well too. I have my fuge lights on opposite my main tank lights and do not have any ph swings now.
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i use one of those office lights on an arm. it uses a 13watt PC. it was on sale really cheap at menards. i bought a 7100K bulb for 8 dollars. my fuge area is about
10 x 10 x 10. revhtree's option looks perfect

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I will be using a Mini Fluorescent Aquarium Bulb from Lights of America. I got it in the pet area of Wal-Mart. It's a 10 watt CF bulb that is self-ballasted to work in an incandescent hood. I have an old 10 gal hood laying around that will fit my future 15 gal fuge. There about $5 each so I get 20 watts for $10. Also its 6500K. The model is 2110AQ.

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