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Old 03-27-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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12 hrs or 24hrs refug lights

I have just set up my refugium with cheato. I think that is how it is spelled. I would like to know what is reccomended for lighting. I know this is a big debate about 12 hrs vs 24hrs. I think that I am leaning towards just having the refug lights on at night, but wouldl very much like more input.

-50gal tank
-20gal tall sump / refugium.
-About 15-20 lbs of live rock
-60 lbs (3") of sand.
-2x65w power compact lights
-2x18w power compact in the refug.
-bak pak 2R
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-fire fish
-12 or so hermits
-50-60 nassairus snails
-about 12 turno snails
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:02 PM   #2
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I have mine on opposite the tank lights. When tank lights go off the fuge lights come on and vice versa.

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Old 03-27-2005, 08:42 PM   #3
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I've got Chaeto and Caulerpa in my fuge so I'm lighting it 24/7. I don't THINK that you have to worry about Chaeto as much as you have to worry about caulerpa though. I've heard that lighting 24/7 and keeping it pruned will prevent it from going sexual (anyone care to comment on the need to do that?)

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Old 03-27-2005, 10:13 PM   #4
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chaeto is ok with opposite lighting.
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