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Old 03-13-2005, 05:35 PM   #1
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Maybe not so new refuge light idea

I've been in the process of adding a sump/fuge to my setup. I have not decided on the light on my fuge that will house chaeto. I was shopping in Wal-Mart today when I looked in the pet area and found this light bulb. It's a 10 watt cf bulb made by Lights of America that is 6500K and fits into an incandescent hood. I just happen to have an old hood that will fit my future 15H fuge. The bulbs cost $4.84 each before tax. So for around $10 I get 20 watts of light in an actual aquarium style hood. This may not be a new idea but I think it will be an inexpensive clean looking setup. It will be a few more weeks before I get the fuge up and running so I will see how this works. Hope this helps someone out.


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Old 03-13-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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I'm using 2 15 watt flourescents and one similar compact flourescent like the one your speaking of in my sump/fuge. Works great, grows macro like crazy!

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i have read in other posts that a lot of people use lights like that for their fuge but they use the ones that are like flood lights.

but you have a hood and they didnt. so i think it would work good
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