Originally Posted by Ingy
My fuge has a simple CFL light build on a $17 desk lamp with a clip attachment. Cheato grows like a weed. Nitrates at 0 now. Don't waste your money on special lights when regular CFLs provide great light spectrum.
Agree completely. I use a $6 shop clip on fixture (available at any hardware store) and a screw in CFL. My chaeto grows like mad, and I have never had detectable nitrates in my reef, or any significant algae growth in the DT to speak of. I light my refugium opposite the display tank.