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devildog999
09/09/2017, 12:17 PM
Looking for a good clip-on light for my fuge grow some Chaeto algae. LED would be preferable...and not hard on the wallet. But also still effective.

Appreciate suggestions

rtparty
09/09/2017, 12:23 PM
Looking for a good clip-on light for my fuge grow some Chaeto algae. LED would be preferable...and not hard on the wallet. But also still effective.

Appreciate suggestionsI bought some cheap LED grow bulb from Amazon. It was like $10 for the bulb and $5 for the power cord to run it. Grows chaeto great

devildog999
09/09/2017, 01:54 PM
This seem like a good option? Has good reviews, granted it's not targeted towards us reefkeepers.

https://www.amazon.com/UNIFUN-Growing-Hydroponic-Aquatic-Indoor/dp/B01F53LP46/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1504986475&sr=8-9&keywords=led+grow+light

Then there's also something like this...

https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-lights-Hydroponics-Greenhouse-Organic/dp/B00GNWK2XO/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1504986475&sr=8-13&keywords=led+grow+light

devildog999
09/10/2017, 10:55 AM
Bumpity

jda
09/10/2017, 08:52 PM
Get a clamp-on light from Home Depot with a 5500K CFL Screw in. You can get more fancy than this, but you don't need to.

rtparty
09/11/2017, 01:42 PM
Get a clamp-on light from Home Depot with a 5500K CFL Screw in. You can get more fancy than this, but you don't need to.There is a variety of reasons why going with a stronger LED grow bulb is a much better idea. The top reason (for me) is the pH benefit from having a stronger light that grows the chaeto better.

You're also not wasting a ton of light since a CFL contains a lot of yellow and green that is pointless for algae and plants in general.

With the said, thousands of people had success with lights like this over algae. I was one of them. There are just better ways now IMO. A decent LED grow bulb is $10 on sale on Amazon.

sahin
09/13/2017, 03:09 AM
I picked up a couple of 9watt 6.5K LED bulbs off ebay and they work VERY well at growing my chaeto.

devildog999
09/21/2017, 09:27 PM
Appreciate it, sorry didn't see responses earlier. Soooo... the links I posted earlier, do those look like a good option?