Lights for an ATS

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  1. Kevin

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    I know this has been discussed before, but what lights are the best for an ATS. I am building one this weekend, it is going to be small as space is tight.

    Probably 150mm X 250 mm.

    Are grow lux lights the best and do they come in small sizes?
     
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    Anybody?
     
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    please explain...i dont understand what you trying to do:p
     
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    algae turf scrubber....PM mudshark...i think normal light savers...i think 50w down lighters will also work good
     
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    Thanks Lanzo,

    I am installing the sump on my TL550 this weekend (if I have time).
     
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    that should work very nice:thumbup:
     
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    I'd use 32w energy saver lamps in your setup. They come in 4000k which is fine. If you can get 2700k, that would be even better. I don't know what gro-lux lamps are. If they are like plant-gro lights, they'd be ideal. Whatever you use, make sure that you seal everything when installing into a small area. Humidity and splashing will become a problem. Also install a large computer fan. Look here if you need design ideas: Algae Scrubbers • Index page
     
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    I got 45w enery saver CFL's
    Cool White
    2700 lm

    Available from Builders Warehouse
     
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