Marine plants in sunlight

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  1. FDB

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    Hi all.
    I'm thinking of adding a seperate tank to my system to host plants in my system array.
    I want to add it just before my DSB, but i want to feed it with sunlight.

    Are there any concerns popping in your heads about this?
    Should i avoid direct sunlight?

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    Me.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    only have to watch the water temp from direct sunlight, but no prob at all, if you going to use it as a refugium, nice, i have the same setup, mine is not direct sunlight as my house is a little warm as it is.

    add about 5cm of fine reggies play sand, and let the fun begin
     
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    he he.
    Yea that is the idea.
    a refugium.
    How sill i know if the light it gets is either too much, just right or too little?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    witout sounding funny, if the algae grows and flourishes then the light is perfect, if it dies then we need to see if its too much or to little
     
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    If it is outside, just watch the winter temparatures. Else your heaters will be running full steam and Eskom will be smilling...
     
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    Cool.
    The tank will be positioned right by a window inside the house.
    :)
     
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    nol such thing as too much sunlight...algae in the wild grow under direct sunlight in very very shallow rocks pools even:)
     
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    Also watch evaporation. With huge swings in temperature (26° main water column and then the lower temperatures outside, even on summer nights) the water will condensate and/or evaporate very quickly. I find this happening in my ATS that is in-doors, goes through at least 20 litres a day.
     
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