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Old 02/05/2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Algae scrubber light advise

Hi I have a 18x7x6 glass box which I’ll be converting to a algae scrubber for my 120 build soon so I need advice on what light would be best for these dimensions anyone know any good lights or any advice on what’s would be best suited to grow algae in this box design of mine keep in mine I want to keep the lights with in the glass dimensions 18x7x6

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Old 02/06/2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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You can start off with some simple clip lights and compact fluorescent bulbs. A lamp in the front and the back will definitely give you growth and if you like how the scrubber works you can invest in LEDs down the road.

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Old 02/09/2018, 09:27 PM   #3
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Not to sound stupid but what is a clip light? I am thinking of converting my scrubber to LEDS.

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Old 02/10/2018, 01:39 AM   #4
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I'm sure those lights would work. The "clip on" spiral compact florescent light also grows algae. I bought 50 660nm 3w leds on ebay for less than 20 bucks. I then build my own algae scrubber lights with clear casting epoxy.

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Old 02/10/2018, 08:09 AM   #5
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Not to sound stupid but what is a clip light? I am thinking of converting my scrubber to LEDS.
Maybe a clamp light from HD or Lowe’s. With this Full Spectrum LED Aquarium Light for Reef Coral grass algea 10w COB E27 bulb NIB from eBay

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Old 02/10/2018, 03:42 PM   #6
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Search online for LED grow lights. I know there are lots of strip lights that can be cut into short strips. You may be able to find something closer to the dimensions you want.

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