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Refugium light for 8 or 12 gallon rimless?

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I'm having a hard time finding a suitable light for small rimless tanks. There seem to be quite a few options in the States but the shipping to Canada costs more than the lamp.

One thing I can find here is the JBJ Macro-Glo Adjustable Refugium Light. Have any of you tried it? I don't really know what a refugium is, as I've not had a saltwater setup. I'm looking to plant an 8 or 12 gallon rimless.

The JBJ refugium light comes with a 15 watt 6500k daylight compact flourescent bulb.

Have any of you tried one of these? Any other suggestions? Thanks!

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http://www.bigalsonline.ca/StoreCata...its=12&offset=
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I have not used the fixture but the bulb is the right one for plant growth.
I am running a 15w T8 plant gro over a 10g and growth is good.
Did a web search and results state it comes with a 6400k bulb but it still (imo) should work for you.


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That's really good to know. Thank you, wkndracer! I am not familiar with refugiums and was a bit worried when I looked them up and all the information said that the lights are good for algae growth! But, I suppose that's desirable in a refugium, whatever a refugium is? (I keep thinking that it's for reptiles!)
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A refugium is like a sump, saltwater keepers usually keep a small tank (10-20 Gal) under their main set up, in this smaller thank they keep live rock, salwater plants, and other micro organisms that are good for the main tank above, its like a nutrifying filter, its helps filter
the water that is coming down from the main tank, and it sends new nutrient rich water up to the main tank.


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Thanks, D'cecelia!
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