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Old 04-04-2011, 11:05 AM   #1
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Mangrove lighting

Recently added mangrove to the sump/refugium. Was told that grow bulbs were needed for this. The problem is the grow bulbs also grow red algae. Has anyone used a different light for these? Let me know if you would like any further information.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:31 PM   #2
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In theory, as the mangrove grows it will out compete the algae for resources and the algae will go theory. But this takes time.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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I use a white compact flourescent for my mangroves

Don't give them extremely strongly lights when they come to your door or else they go into light shock.
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