Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by EthanKyle, Jul 2, 2012.
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I'm thinking of getting it for my refugium.
Finnex Power Compact Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures
I'm sure it works.
For me and my 50g sump with Chaeto, I use 2 x aluminum cone reflectors, and a 100W CFL (6500K) in each one. The 100W equivalent CFL only uses like 28Watts, or something close to that.
So, I have 200Watts, on a timer about 12 hrs, opposite my DT lights.
My chaeto thrives, etc.
And it costs next to nothing, and the bulbs are at any bog box store, not a fish/pet store.
that's a bit much I would say. : ) but hey, its your $...and your tank...and its bad azz.
Im running a CF in my fuge...but I won it at a raffle at the reef club meeting....before that..aluminum cone with cfl bulbs. : )
Whatever works for ya !!! ; )
I'm running something very similar on my 3.6g CPR Aquafuge. Don't like it at all. It gets very hot! As soon as $$ allows, I'll be replacing it.
Thanks for the replies. I'll keep looking around for more options. 50 bucks is not bad for this fixture in my opinion. I'll look into the cones as well.
I've had one for about 6 months. Works great. Love it.
Clarofaro. Does your unit get hot? Which one do you have? The 13, 24 or 36 watt?
No it does not get hot. I have the largest light. My lfs has the same light.
Gotta go with Todd sails and LG on this! Better options IMO, I have a similar set up for sale for $15, too much heat and energy used for me! Just bought this at lowes for just under $20 and a bulb uses less than $2 in energy a year!
Each bulb lasts 10 years
I chose 5000k but 6500k was available
A cheap timer, not real concerned about accuracy, I'll tweak time every few months
And a cheap reflector with clip
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