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Old 09-27-2011, 12:15 AM   #151
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Correct, my apologies, my brain is on a sea cuc, I am thinking of adding a sea cuc to a tank I maintain. Lol
Hahahaha okay that makes a bit more sense, I was actually a little worried lol.

But yea, by CUC, I mean clean up crew. And I just placed the order Hopefully it'll get here on Thursday or Friday.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #152
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I'm gonna head out to home depot in a few to pick up a bulb for my refugium. Any recommendations?

I remember the last time I was there I couldn't find anything labeled as being 6500K... But maybe I didn't look hard enough lol.
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:10 PM   #153
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i would think just the highest rated compact bulb you can find.

but thats just me.
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:12 PM   #154
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i would think just the highest rated compact bulb you can find.

but thats just me.
For future reference, after a bit of googling I found that I needed a "Daylight" compact fluorescent.

Anyways, I got myself a 120W equivalent CF. Strongest one they got. Hopefully the lighting will be good enough.
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not arguing but tell me how thats not going to be able to grow macro.

in the mean time i will keep an eye out for that daylight bulb since i have not yet purchased one yet.
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not arguing but tell me how thats not going to be able to grow macro.
Not sure actually. But since I've never grown macro I don't really have the experience to be certain.

The only issue that I've got with the light is it's spectrum. I'm not sure what it is. You're looking for 6500K, but apparently some of these daylight bulbs operate at 5100K (though from what I've read, many have been able to grow macro with a 5100K bulb)
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Old 09-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #157
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fascinating. who knew.

man im so new to this saltwater bit and trying to grow things i may as well have been born yesterday. i do know that if its a plant, i cant grow it. i tried "tomatoes" got it a foot tall and then it died. hey dont judge i was just looking to supplement my income.
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i'm using a 6500k 26w CF
growth hasn't been the best

I've seen much better growths with way lower light spectrums on blogs and web sites.. even like 2300k and some 5100k

I really don't know what to think regarding growing macro.. it seems to be hit and miss depending on setup
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Lol hopefully mine will be a hit! I look at it this way, even if the lighting doesn't work out, the bulbs were so cheap that I didn't take too much of a loss
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IMO different types of macro grow under different conditions. Some like actinic others like PC. Flow is also important, my culp loves the 6600k actinic and a nice med flow. I used to use a lower spec of 5500k and low flow and it started to turn green and have long strands. With the new light and higher flow I am seeing tight red curley strands. I sell around 4-6 cups a month to a few people I maintain their aquariums for.
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