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Old 12/31/2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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Light for sump?????

I just added Cheato to my sump and purchased a clamp on light fixture for it, what kind of bulb and wattage should I use to keep the cheato thriving? I posted this in the lighting and filtration forum but not getting a response so thought I would post here.


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Old 12/31/2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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I am getting good growth with the curly light from home depot. I think it was the one in the blue box. On the back it says the color temp.It was around 5200k.


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Old 12/31/2007, 05:00 PM   #3
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I use this one others may have better luck with other ones though.
http://www.topbulb.com/find/Product_...roductID=52478


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Old 12/31/2007, 05:18 PM   #4
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Have a cabinet full of those from Wal-mart but dosen't give the kelvin rating but does show rated at 1700 lumens sounds like the same bulb. Will give it a try thanks!!


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Old 12/31/2007, 05:18 PM   #5
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go to lightbulbsdirect.co and you want item#1p381951.
uses 19w puts out 85w 5100k. compact fluorescent.
works great for refugium also for ats.


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Old 12/31/2007, 05:40 PM   #6
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If it is in a blue package it is 5100 or 5200k.


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