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Old 06-22-2009, 11:37 PM   #11
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Yea, my Wal-Mart does not carry fish. Just a few tanks, sand, food and meds and the good score on the bulb.
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is use this wack energy saver I think 29 watts bulb from home depot, its 6700K, grows the algae like mad. Looks like the motion floodlights people have on their house.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:22 PM   #13
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is use this wack energy saver I think 29 watts bulb from home depot, its 6700K, grows the algae like mad. Looks like the motion floodlights people have on their house.
Thats what you want...all the algae growing in there and not in your DT.
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yeah man, its perfect, cost barely anything. got the idea from here. works PERFECT. My fuge is a swamp and my nitrates are zero with minimal water changes. Perfect.

Melevsreef.com - Refugium Bulb

looks like the floodlight one on the left, perfect for what you need.
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:41 AM   #15
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yeah man, its perfect, cost barely anything. got the idea from here. works PERFECT. My fuge is a swamp and my nitrates are zero with minimal water changes. Perfect.

Melevsreef.com - Refugium Bulb

looks like the floodlight one on the left, perfect for what you need.

Excellent article. I am going to ditch the sump canopy light and install the light (with clamp on) as you show. Since it does not get very hot, can you keep the clear cover over the sump to minimize water loss? Thanks DP
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i like to leave uncovered for the gas exchange but yeah that light doesn't even get hot to the touch. You could do that.
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Welcome to th site...If it fits your lamp fixture you can give it a try. I use something similar to that in my sump for my Cheato algae. Look for the highest Kelvin value you can find. Home Depot in my area is starting to bring in T-5 bulbs and fixtures so keep your eyes out for these too.
Been following your other posts. Where do you have macro in your sump? A later post says you have all your chambers filled with LR to the top?
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By that I meant the chambers that were filled with bio-balls. The first chamber has a fourth of the way filled with LR and topped off with cheato. The second chamber has my skimmer and the last chamber has my return pump. There is a total of 5 or six chambers...there is so much coralline that it's hard to tell. I hope that clears that up.
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