Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 08-13-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: MA
Posts: 494
Lighting for Chaeto

Just got my HOB fuge running, have rock rubble and chaeto in there. Right now, I'm just running a desk lamp above it with a regular 60w bulb. I'm not even sure if that's enough light for it, but it looks pretty ugly and it gets really hot, so I'd rather not keep this as the actual fuge light.

Can I run to Home Depot and grab a regular 18inch NO fluorescent fixture and run that for the fuge? If so, what is the min watts that I would need for chaeto to grow successfully in the fuge?

Thanks all.

- Skins

SkinnyPete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Omicron Persia 8
Posts: 693
Use a plant bulb and it should be fine for a small 'fuge.

indy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2005, 06:06 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Texas Gulf Coast
Posts: 194
I use an 18 inch 15W NO flourescent tube. It is the cheap one that came with a 10 gallon aquarium kit. I have no problems with my chaeto growing.
"The one who dies having the most hobbies wins" (me)
awillemd1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2005, 10:29 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cherry Hill New Jersey
Posts: 238
Just got my cheato on Ebay. Seller recommends Phillips 75W par 30 spot halogen, which I'm running 24/7 right now in my sump.

120 g FOWLR, Pro Clear 200 19 gal. sump (bio balls removed), 50# Walt Smith FiJi LR, 150# reefersrock base, 300# DSB, Iwaki MD 20 return, (2) Rio 600s, (2) Hagen 802s, Amiracle Quad II skimmer, (2) Coralife 4 X 65s, 2 Lebo moonlights, (2) 120 mm vent. fans,

(2) Perc. Clowns, (1) Yellow Tang, (1) cleaner shrimp, (2) Henis, pending: Foxace Lo, Flame Angel, blue legs, scarlets, 4 emerald crabs, nassarius snails, 50 mexican turbos, (1) good bankruptcy attorney when this hobby blows out of control!
spinman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 04:09 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sunny Peoria Illinois
Posts: 54
Home Depot has a small fixture with a 6500k flourescent bulb in it. I can't remember the cost, but my Chaeto doubles every few weeks with it...
" Get busy livin', or get busy dyin' "
daclozer is offline   Reply With Quote

chaeto, light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody Need Chaeto? fijiwigi Archive 0 06-23-2008 10:59 AM
Chaeto lighting - still no growth Scoot Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 06-30-2006 06:20 PM
lighting for fuge chaeto ? Mghslowell Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 05-19-2006 12:53 AM
Chaeto! dodgersfan25 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 03-08-2005 10:43 AM
Chaeto Lighting questions cj10488 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 04-09-2004 10:17 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.