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Old 12-17-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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light in sump

Hey y'all... What kind and how much light (if any) should be on my sump? Will an old fashioned incadescent light do? How many hours a day? I'd rather not add any more heat to my tanks than I have to.

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I just have some PC`s over mine. I`ve heard others talk about using those clip on lamps. Cant remember what they are called. Also moving this to General Hardware and equipment discussion.
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Excellent, so how many hours a day?

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If you can, and if you want to grow macro algae, keep it on 24/7. "Can" usually happens if the light doesn't bother you. Mine was under a closed cabinet/stand, so I did 24/7.

Another choice is opposite the main lights.
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Thanks, folks.

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are you growing something in your sump?
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I use a compact Fluorescent bulb I got from Walmart in their "Pet Section" and have it on a timer for 8 hours at night for my macro algae...Helps to stablize my ph.
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Well, originally, I was wondering about aerobic and anaerobic bacterias. However, a little research pointed out the wisdom of some algae's benifits in reducing Nitrates, phospates, buffering ph...etc.

So, I just ordered some Chaeto
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