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anthonys51
11/19/2016, 02:21 PM
just wondering what light you guys suggest for a marco tank.
looking to grow marco algae in the tank, not just cheato

want to go led if possiable

Ron Reefman
11/20/2016, 01:59 AM
My suggestion would be either a plant grow led which will be more warm white and red rather than cool white and blue, or any aquarium led that has more than 2 channel control so you can 'dail in' more white, red and green spectrum.

I just started a 50g cube as a 'display refugium' and I'm running a new Reef Breeders Photon V2. It does warm white white red and green quite well, but it also matched up well with the Photon V2 over my mixed reef.

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anthonys51
11/20/2016, 10:24 PM
Nice someone recommended kessil a160 whites. Do you like your light and the growth


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Ron Reefman
11/22/2016, 02:50 AM
I had a VERY similar fixture over my old reef tank and it grew sps & lps like crazy. Both these fixtures are over new tanks and the macro algae has only been in the display refugium for 6 weeks, but in the past couple of weeks it seems the macro is starting to grow pretty well. I've been a bit surprised at how well the leather corals are doing in the refugium, but the green branching leather has lost some color to a pale green. They may need to move back under a blue and cooler white spectrum.

anthonys51
11/22/2016, 07:22 AM
My Marco tank won't have any corals in it


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Ron Reefman
11/23/2016, 03:09 AM
I didn't intend to put corals in mine either. But the leathers are bigger and I have a smaller reef tank now (125g vs. 180g) so I put them in to see how they'd do. Once the macro algae starts to really grow I'll probably pull them out and put them in my shallow reef.

anthonys51
11/23/2016, 06:35 PM
yes you never know, i was told by the guy who set up my tank he would sell me the kessil sun for 200. think its a good deal. just my 57 is 3 feet long, thought the spread on the kessil is 24, but i could be wrong. basically was going to set up the 57 with a deep sand bed. no fish just marco algae to feed my main tank with pods and use up nutrients

Kawasaki213
11/23/2016, 10:44 PM
I use the Home Depot LED for Chaeto in the sump. They love that

anthonys51
11/24/2016, 08:28 AM
Yes but my 57 is 24 inches deep. Plus I want to grow more than cheato So do anyone know it that's a good light for the other Marcos plus a deeper tank


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