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shiftline
04-09-2017, 03:02 AM
I just shot a quick video for a 2 week update on the chaeto in my sump! I'm simply amazed at how well this stuff grows.. but if your going to do it.. do it right!


https://youtu.be/fwX4nV7zYGU

GoFish
04-09-2017, 07:28 AM
Nice dude! Liked and subscribed, keep it up with the vids

DKoKoMan
04-09-2017, 09:35 AM
I just put a ball of chaeto in my sump! Here's to hoping.

Wheelman76
04-09-2017, 10:11 AM
I just set up a refugium growing chaeto a few weeks ago and I'm using one of the swirly cfl daylight bulbs. I'll have to disagree that they do nothing , as my chaeto has tripled in size in 3 weeks. However I do plan to get a better light soon , i was actually looking at that same light (Evergrow)

dino
04-09-2017, 12:55 PM
I run a LED bulb 54 watt with reds and blue and it grows it like crazy

FishyFishy!
04-09-2017, 06:02 PM
I just set up a refugium growing chaeto a few weeks ago and I'm using one of the swirly cfl daylight bulbs. I'll have to disagree that they do nothing , as my chaeto has tripled in size in 3 weeks

Torally agree. I have 2 X 100W 6500K CFL grow bulbs on my 50 gallon fuge and it fills up the full 50 gallons in two weeks. Spectrum is a huge player.

That being said, just the economy spiral bulbs that you use in your home light fixtures usually wont work that well.

crimper
04-09-2017, 06:52 PM
That being said, just the economy spiral bulbs that you use in your home light fixtures usually wont work that well.

Check this out.... BRStv Investigate, Putting Chaetomorpha to the test: What we found about PAR and fuge size!

Those spiral CFL eh! :lol:

https://youtu.be/OKNOfwEUdPs

shiftline
04-09-2017, 06:58 PM
This is true. Grow bulbs and high wattage do make a big difference. Only issue with the CFL (from my understanding) is that you need to replace them every few months


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FishyFishy!
04-09-2017, 07:16 PM
Check this out.... BRStv Investigate, Putting Chaetomorpha to the test: What we found about PAR and fuge size!

Those spiral CFL eh! :lol:

https://youtu.be/OKNOfwEUdPs

They are using a 100W CFL...lol not a common house fixture light. They would typically be for outdoor flood lights or garages. Wattage is the key here.

And as for replacement times...mine are 4 years and counting at 8 hours a day and still doing fantastic. Once again though...mine are actual grow CFL bulbs. Not common house bulbs.

Dendromad
04-09-2017, 08:40 PM
I currently use a Par20 6w LED from HD which is actually growing it surprisingly well. I have a par38 daylight over it previously and it grew very well, the bulb died recently so I just swapped in the par20 I had laying around. Given the current growth I don't feel the need to swap it just yet.

iamfrontosa
04-09-2017, 08:58 PM
subscribed !

shiftline
04-09-2017, 10:43 PM
Woo thanks!

Dendromad - if it isn't broke don't fix it!


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crimper
04-20-2017, 06:51 AM
They are using a 100W CFL...lol not a common house fixture light. They would typically be for outdoor flood lights or garages. Wattage is the key here.

And as for replacement times...mine are 4 years and counting at 8 hours a day and still doing fantastic. Once again though...mine are actual grow CFL bulbs. Not common house bulbs.

Dude 'don't know where you get the 100W CFL, they used 23W CFL on that experiment. :wink:

dino
04-20-2017, 04:49 PM
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