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  1. #1

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    Hey everybody,

    Just curious what kind of lighting you have over your refugium if you have one. I'm thinking of a 10 gallon refugium set up near my sump so any advice would be great!

    -Jim
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

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    a simple CF light will do

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    I was thinking just shop lights from Home Depot (not looking to spend a lot haha)

    Is there any type of light requirement? Or will they be ok even under minimal lighting?
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    I use a simple clip on desk lamp with a 6500K 100watt screw in compact florescent. Cheato grows great under it. I'll be adding 5 mangroves to the sump in a month or so, so I will be adding more intense lighting when the time comes

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    I use a 6500K CFL but Marc from melev's reef recommends a 5100K floodlight. You can view his site here for more details.

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    Thanks for the link funkman! Good to read a little, this will be cheaper than shop lights so I'll most likely go with this idea.

    Now my next question is what do you put in your fuge? I know people do a deep sand bed (2" from what I've read is ok for a 10g) and macro algae (I think lol)

    So what else do you guys put into these suckers?

    -Jim
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

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    No Message - korith   Just a 'Thank you' penguin to a water treatment guy :-D. Clean water and sanitiation is a CORNERSTONE of modern civilization that people take for granted and don't think twice about & I felt that way about it before I had fish lol. Thanks to my HS Hi - 850R   because I LOL'ed at your single neon 90 gal show fish - ddavis1979   For the help on CO2 and plants - Greentoads41   Great looking tank you have! - ~firefly~   

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    I think some people use a special type of mud (can't remember what it's called), or you can do a deep sand bed (from what I've read in the past, it doesn't depend on size of tank. it simply won't operate unless it's at least 4", preferably 6"), you can toss in some extra live rock, chaetomorpha, caulerpa (beware because it can go sexual and infest your display tank), or mangroves. I simply keep chaeto in my fuge.

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    Hmm I'm thinking about bagging the whole fuge idea to start with and just putting some LR in a compartment in my sump in front of my skimmer might just be easier for the time being
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    Why's that? If you want to keep it simple, just stick with some chaeto.

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