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Old 07-25-2009, 04:36 AM
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I have a 70gal sump that has a section of live rock. Should I use a light over this rock and any suggestions. I also have a 20gal sump that's tied into the 70 and it is full of cheato, I use a Home Depot 500 watt cf light that seems to work great, always pack with cheato.
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I have a 70gal sump that has a section of live rock. Should I use a light over this rock and any suggestions. I also have a 20gal sump that's tied into the 70 and it is full of cheato, I use a Home Depot 500 watt cf light that seems to work great, always pack with cheato.

I dont see the point of lighting your LR, unless you want to grow algae all over the LR. Your LR is a natural biological filtration. I have found that the best bulbs to use on Cheato from HD are the "Daylight" blue packaging bulbs that are between 5500-6500K rating.


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Old 07-25-2009, 05:16 AM   #3
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yea theres no need to light up your lr it will do nnothing for it.maybe cause algae.
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria do not require light for their survival. Light will be needed for macroalgae and other life form such as many species of invertebrate, however. Intense light is not needed to obtain this...
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the only reason to put a light down there would be if u were to put margroves
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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II use a Home Depot 500 watt cf light
??? Wasn't aware of such a thing....
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I think what he meant was, it's an equiv of a 500 watt fluorescent. Consumes 100 watts or something similar
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:26 AM   #9
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I think what he meant was, it's an equiv of a 500 watt fluorescent. Consumes 100 watts or something similar
Yes your right, thanks.
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