lighting for chaeto

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by magman, 12 Sep 2010.

  1. magman

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    Hi Guys,

    What is ample lighting for cheato, I currently have a good size ball, but have 3x34wT8's lighting it, it is happy under there, but I want to get rid of the tubes that are so long just for the ball of cheato, I was thinking something like those energy saving lamp's, a bedside lamp etc say in 100w, something small and simple with a plug in and play..............any ideas
     
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    Simple energy saving will do the trick, works for me anyway, running it 24/7
     
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    Ive heard they like daylight bulbs, try the philips genie cool daylight 18w, have them on my planted tank, works like a bomb, and they plug and play
     
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    My chaeto is under a 70w 14k MH and it grows like you won't believe, I could swear you could sit there and literally watch it grow.
     
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    My chaeto sits under a 150W MH:whistling:As Dean has said they go nuts under it
     
  7. magman

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    Thanks Gent's

    dankie Oupa's


    Think I will go with a plug in and play 110w or whatever they come in around 100w then
     
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    i also want to upgrade my lighting over my cheto,i have currently got 1 39w T5 (65k)
    and the growth is not that gr8.
    want to add 150 W MH
     
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