refugium light

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  1. jimboPE

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    Could anyone please give me some advice.
    What is the minimum watts (light) that u can use in a refungium?
    I added a refungium a couple of days ago and im currently just using a plain 100w light bulb.
    I have found a eveready cool daylight energy saver light that 6400k and is 11w but they say it is equavalent to a normal 65w light bulb.
    Do you guys think this bulb would be sufficient?
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    What livestock or plants/algae have you got in the refugium?
     
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    Just some caulepra and some algae (two types) I got from the south coast not sure what type it is.
    Ive only got some small urchins at the moment.
    Sorry for the late reply started my coomunity service in port alfred this week so no internet yet.
     
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    One or two energy saver bulbs should be ok for that. Try get the 6400K ones though.
     
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    agree

    perfect globes you have in the 11watt energy savers in the fuge, the Watts is basically irrelevant..... its the K value that is NB..........another option many ppl like is the 50watt down lights, they give a yello light which is in the region of 6500K which is what algae uses best to grow !!
     
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    Thanks guys.
     
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