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Old 01/14/2020, 01:34 PM   #1
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Refugium Lighting

I've seen recommendations for freshwater lighting, reef lighting, and the purple refugium

I'm planning an assortment of macros including mangroves. Suggestions from this group?


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Old 01/14/2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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If its for display, you'll want broad spectrum daylight (5500-6500K), which matches up with freshwater planted tanks' lighting. If it's hidden away in a sump, those purple ones might be the ticket. From what I've read, they optimized the spectrum just for plant growth. They look hideous and unnatural though, in my opinion.


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Old 01/14/2020, 01:50 PM   #3
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I read somewhere that the mangroves need "daylight"


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Old 01/14/2020, 03:17 PM   #4
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Yes, I don't know if mangroves like the purple light or not. I prefer daylight myself, which is why that was my first suggestion in post #2.


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Old 01/14/2020, 06:11 PM   #5
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Thank you

I currently have a cheapo daylight light along with a fuge light over the chaeto


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Old 01/14/2020, 06:41 PM   #6
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I'm also a connoisseur of cheapo stuff. Do you have a thread for this setup?


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Old 01/15/2020, 06:48 AM   #7
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I've been meaning to, so I just started one

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Old 01/15/2020, 08:16 AM   #8
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Cool. I'll check it out.


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