cheato lighting

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  1. wookie

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    Guys what lighting could i use for cheato in my sump, will a energy saver work
     
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    I am using 1 cool white 1 warm white led spots
     
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    Does the Kelvin matter and what vantage bud
     
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    Tagging along want to know as well.
     
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    Not that I am aware of, I tried to fill the light spectrum as much as possible and this was the reason to choose the 2 different "colours"
     
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    I use a 20w red tube meant for freshwater aquarium plants. All my macro algae grow excellently under it.
     
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    So a cfl is no good and how long do you guys run your lights or do you only run at night when dt lights are off.
     
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    All day and night
    Leds are cheap to run
    Since adding both lights my growth has changed pretty rapidly
     
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    Cool so a just normal house hold led from builders will do although not get 80000k and 4 watt, as that's all i saw there today. 12v or 220v @DeanT
     
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    As far as I can remember I have the Ellie's led lights
    Don't know the specs, wife collected them but got them from plumbstead electrical.

    Don't think plants could be so fussy :)
     
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    Rather use dc, it's a bit safer. I used 2 led spots for a year and they worked well but the efficiency started dropping off so I replaced them with 4 led chips on a DIY unit.
     
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    Fyi :)

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    Nice DeanT, found led's at game but no holders to plug them into so it's back to the drawing board till i can find holders as electrical places closest today.
     
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    Good luck wookie
    Mine cost me a few $ but happy with the results
    I got some light fittings from shop and just mounted them above the refugium
     
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    Ok i found a fitting and bought 1 led light 4 watt and installed its a cool white as i found warm white very dull.
    Thanks DeanT
     
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