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Old 02-25-2006, 04:13 PM   #1
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Refugium lighting scheme?

How long do you run your fuge lights? I not sure whether to go 24/7 or just opposite of the display lights to save on heat/energy. Any input or experiences welcome-thanks.
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Old 02-25-2006, 04:25 PM   #2
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Just had my fuge drilled yesterday. Only a 10 gallon but that's all the room I had in my cabinet next to the sump. Still getting the plumbing hooked up, This is my first fuge and was planning on 24/7 lighting as I had heard this was the way to go. Will be interesting to see what others are doing.
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I go 24/7 because I dont want my grape calerpa to go sexual and I need it to grow fast to feed my tangs.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:41 PM   #4
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I have a 18watt NO light run 24/7 and a 65 watt PC that runs for 13 hrs. 15gal tall tank
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I go 24/7. I was thinking of switching to opposite phot period though. I'm interested in seeing the responses.
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Old 02-27-2006, 05:03 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for your responses.
Come on now I know more than 6 people on this forum have fuges!!!...Vote lol!
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Well, for now atleast, I've decided to go 24/7. After the clump of Cheato I have has had some time to grow into the space I've provided for it in the fuge, I may have the light go off for a few hours so the pods, etc. have some nocturnal "life".
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