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Old 03-06-2013, 02:08 AM   #511
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Well not to detour from the subject, my question is, what is everyone using as light for their refugiums? My Fuge is 16 inches tall 10 inches deep and 8 inches wide. Any help it ideas would be appreciated. All that would be kept in it is algae and maybe some low light corals such as mushrooms. Thanks for the input.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:17 AM   #512
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I have a simple cfl bulb lamp. 17 W I think. But I don't ever plan on corals in my fuge. The cheato is growing like crazy tho.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:27 AM   #513
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I have a simple cfl bulb lamp. 17 W I think. But I don't ever plan on corals in my fuge. The cheato is growing like crazy tho.
Any heat come off that? My stand is enclosed...
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:24 AM   #514
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Something like this should be fine-

It will produce a little heat, but I don't think it will be a big deal.
If not, you could always get one of these from Home Depot or Lowes-
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #515
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I use the cfl bulb just how mr. X shows.. Works greats, heat is not a factor just make sure to change the bulbs relatively often
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #516
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The LED floods are good for that.


Waterproof housing.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #517
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Thanks guys, just out of curiosity. Does anyone use stunner strips? Kinda looking for something that will last a long time as this Fuge light will probably never turn off.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #518
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I've heard good things about the stunner strips from people putting them in Nano's and larger reefs. I thought the Refugiums were opposite schedule from the DT???
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Yes but this is more of a grow tank and has a grip load of nutrients so I'm aiming to keep them in 24/7
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #520
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You can get a 10w 6000k floodlight from eBay to light the fuge. They work well and don't need replacement bulbs. I setup my brother's fuge with one 6000k and one royal blue because he wants to use the refugium to grow out frags. When there aren't any frags in the sump he just runs the one daylight for cheato. For about 14 bucks they're hard to beat considering they come with a waterproof housing. You do have to instal the plug yourself but that's a cakewalk.
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