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Old 07-14-2011, 04:34 PM   #1
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Best lighting to PROMOTE algae growth?

What is the best spectrum of light to promote algae growth?
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Are you trying to grow algae for a picky eater or something? Sunlight is probably the cheapest/easiest way. I've heard of people placing some rocks in tank water on a window sill to culture some algae.
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Just toss a bunch of P in there... that'll kick start the algae for sure!
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I'm looking for a light that will promote aquarium algae growth. Preferably the best possible spectrum to do so.
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Any daylight spectrum will be useable for algae... but you gotta have the other stuff too...
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