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Old 02-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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will this light work?

Upgrading my sump from a 10g to a 20L. I plan to make approx 60% of the 20L into a Fuge.

I know from reading intense lighting is not needed for a sump to grow Macro Algae. I've seen some DIY projects where people use lights bought at HomeDepot.

Anyway, I have a light fixture that came with my old 10G. I can def put something together to have this mounted over the fuge section of the new sump.

Here is a picture of it. I assume the plastic over the bulbs protect it from water. This has 2 bulbs in it. They are labled 25W/120V.
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Do you think it would work?
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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bulbs look like incondescent bulbs, may want to get compact flourescent bulbs (the spiraly kind).
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Thanks.. I'll see if I can find better bulbs for this.
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You can get 10 watt CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) the same size your incandescents for a few bucks each at WalMart.
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You can get 10 watt CFLs (compact fluorescent lights) the same size your incandescents for a few bucks each at WalMart.
Hey Thanks.. Yeah.. I actually bought them at HomeDepot over the weekend. They had a 2pack for like $7. I bought the highest intensity. They are like 23W rated at 5000k.
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Those should even be good for some plants, too.
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