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Old 05-25-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
 
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Question Refugium

so i am starting to build my sump/refugium (spelling?) and my intention is to have a nice DSB and some LR and to cure some of the base rock i am making once its ready..... now as i begin the process i start to wonder about lighting a bit more for what i want.. i know i could heed my own advice and go with a clamp on with a 50/50 CFL bulb and that would be ok but i am wondering if i should go with another full sun light fixture like the ones i tore apart for my main display? they work real nice but the down side it a little more money....
so i guess i was wondering what some of you use in yours and the results of the lighting choices you have made....
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:04 AM   #2
 
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I wouldn't use a 50/50 bulb as you really have no reason for actinics in a refugium. I would (and do) use a 6500k CFL bulb in a clamp on light. I made a few mods to the fixture; I took off the reflector and encased the bulb in white PVC, and added a piece of plexiglass as a splash guard. If you already have the PC fixture, I would go get a 6500k plant growth bulb from the LFS.
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Old 05-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #3
 
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hm nice i dont have any fixture as of yet i am just looking at my options ATM.... the fixture with 6500 bulb is like $20 so no big deal..... i was just curious
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