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Old 03-06-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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What lighting should i have for my sump?

Hi, I have a 30G sump that has 1 section filled with LR and a refugium.

I am looking for an inexpensive lighting solution, as there will be no corals, I just need something bright enough for the LR.

I was hoping to maybe get something cheap at home depot, just not sure what bulbs/ fixtures would be adequate.

Any info/ suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
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Cheap floresent lights would be good I went and bought one of those cheap floresent kitchen lights for my sump and it works great and it saved me about 100 bucks.
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Cool that's what I was thinking, anyone know of a particular bulb (wattage and intensity) that would be sufficient for LR in a sump?

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Mine is a 24 watt and that's for a 10 gallon sump. Wat size is ur sump man that will help me determine how many watts u need?
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Mine is a 24 watt for a 10 gallon sump. Wat size is ur sump that will help me determine how many watts u need?
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Thanks, it's a 30G sump but the LR section is about 10G and the refugium section is about 10G, I was thinking of putting a light over both because the dividers are black.

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Ok that would be good the floresent lights are like 15 or 20 bucks at home depot. I'd just get two 24 watt floresent lights and u should gravey man I just have one for a 10 gallon and I couldn't ask for more it saved me so much money my local pet store wanted 125 bucks for a 24 watt sump light and I told them to suck my nuts for that so I and bought one for 20 bucks.
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Ha thanks, I'll give it a go.

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Yea no problem man I try to give advise when I can alot of people help me out on here so its the least I can do Good Luck Man
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