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duprst
01-04-2016, 04:02 PM
How much wattage should I have on a 20G sump for a 75G display tank? What what is best?

charleshardy5
01-04-2016, 05:18 PM
I would just use a regular 65w cfl

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SpaceOps
03-15-2016, 05:23 PM
If you're just wanting to grow plants like macro or micro algae, I recommend something like this LED: http://www.amazon.com/Efficient-TaoTronics-Lights-Growing-Garden/dp/B014ZZLP8G/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1458083983&sr=8-7&keywords=plant+led

I used a couple 4W red/blue LEDs and grew a nice crop of algae on my scrubber. They run cool and don't use much electricity. I got mine on Aliexpress.com, though, and saved a ton of $$$ for identical items.

scrumpto
03-16-2016, 04:37 AM
If you're just wanting to grow plants like macro or micro algae, I recommend something like this LED: http://www.amazon.com/Efficient-TaoTronics-Lights-Growing-Garden/dp/B014ZZLP8G/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1458083983&sr=8-7&keywords=plant+led

I used a couple 4W red/blue LEDs and grew a nice crop of algae on my scrubber. They run cool and don't use much electricity. I got mine on Aliexpress.com, though, and saved a ton of $$$ for identical items.

I have the 12w TaoTronics and it didn't grow much on my algae scrubber so I removed it. The light focus was also too narrow covering an area only about six inches across which might be better for a sump/fuge so that it didn't have to be that close. I haven't tried it with cheato in a while and may run a test one of these days. Not real impressed though and have had much better growth CFL.

projectx
03-16-2016, 03:37 PM
I used a JBJ 24w Macro glow light, worked real well. Marine depot has them

Coral Xpressions
03-17-2016, 05:30 PM
I use a 120w full spec led black box and it grows my cheato out of control. Gonna see how it does on my new TAS I'm putting in today

719bloodhound
03-17-2016, 05:46 PM
I use some led bulbs from lowes I think they are 4500k 40w and I grow dragons breath and run my algae scrubber with two them, so i would say nothing to fancy

Coral Xpressions
03-17-2016, 09:16 PM
led light bulb on scrubbers and the full spec over cheato. Cheato gets lit 2100 to 1300 and TASs get lit 24/7

Cleaned today
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Just put new scrubber up
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Using 60 replacement led bulbs on TAS
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