Live Rock Light in sump

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  1. FishAce

    FishAce Astrea Snail

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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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  3. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    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.


    Luna
  4. wrinkledwrasse

    wrinkledwrasse Plankton

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    yea theres no need to light up your lr it will do nnothing for it.maybe cause algae.
  5. FishAce

    FishAce Astrea Snail

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    Thanks for the info.
  6. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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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...
  7. Newreef15

    Newreef15 Tassled File Fish

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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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  9. greysoul

    greysoul Stylophora

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    ??? Wasn't aware of such a thing....
  10. FuzzBall03

    FuzzBall03 Flamingo Tongue

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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
  11. FishAce

    FishAce Astrea Snail

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    Yes your right, thanks.