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Refunium light ... above or side

Postby tiggertoe » Sun 16 Sep, 2018 12:41 pm

Hey guys , just after some infor... I’m in the middle of building a new sump... ( old one crack last week- water everywhere... ) anyway just want to know if there is any difference in having a refugium light on the side of the tank instead of hanging it from above???
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Re: Refunium light ... above or side

Postby uglyman » Sun 16 Sep, 2018 1:28 pm

Having the light on the side will work but you will have to clean glass a lot where light shines through as it will grow algae fast especially coraline algae.
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Re: Refunium light ... above or side

Postby retro » Thu 20 Jun, 2019 5:12 pm

I use a grolux bulb hanging over the middle of the sump with timed reverse lighting and the Cheto goes mad
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Re: Refunium light ... above or side

Postby slawman » Mon 24 Jun, 2019 9:02 pm

I would hang it from above. Like UM said, side mount needs cleaning all the time.
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