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Old 05-16-2006, 10:11 AM   #1
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lighting for fuge chaeto ?

hey guys starting up my 10g sump fuge again to store my skimmer uv and a fuge with chaeto but what light should i use for the chaeto ? i have a stadard aquarium light canopy for it. and do you recommend 24/h lighting? i am also using a DSb maybe 6 inches of it .

currently i have the chaeto in my return side of my skimmer its a cpr bakpak2 pods are going crazy population but i feel its cramped and is causing my no3 spike. i did 3 10 gallon pwc on my 55 reef this past week and still at around 20 ppm.

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there's a home depot screw in PC 6500K light people recommend. search around for a model number
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i use a 18w corallife fixture on my fuge 24/7. Pods growing like crazy. Chaeto should actually reduce NO3.

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Yes the Macro should reduce your Nitrates. I use a 96 watt CF in mine and I leave it on 24/7
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I use a 19w fluorescent flood light with a built in reflector. It's approximately equal to a 95w incandescent bulb. Works great though it's pretty yellow-about 3500 K. Here is good article w/ pics, models numbers, and a growth comparison between a couple bulbs- http://www.melevsreef.com/fuge_bulb.html
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thank you ! helped me much !
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