Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 02-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 640
Halogen light for sump?

Ok. Is a single 90watt halogen light enough to grow chaeto algae in a sump? It's specs r. 90watts. 1350 lumens and 2800k the sump in 10g and the light will be hanging about 6 in above the sump. Will this be enough light?

Tomchong22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
mr_X's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Fairless Hills, Pa.
Posts: 17,895
Send a message via MSN to mr_X
yes, but halogen puts off a lot of heat. a 23 watt curly-Q florescent bulb is all you need. i like to use a bulb that's 5000-6500k for plants.

mr_X is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford,England
Posts: 1,384
go with dougs answer,I use a MH but only because I supply my LFS with chaeto
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!
David S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,697
Moved to General Hardware and equipment discussion.


You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote

halogen, light, sump

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Halogen Scotty09 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 2 02-25-2011 12:53 PM
500 watts halogen light sihc2278 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 6 02-02-2011 04:22 AM
light in sump badamsios General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 19 12-26-2009 02:02 AM
halogen greatgman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 11-19-2004 10:55 AM
Halogen instead of MH? leafyseadragon Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 01-29-2004 08:48 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.