Chaeto growing light

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So i thaught i would give this a go
Ive swapped my cheap B&Q LED light for a LED grow bulb
Just want to see if it makes any difference really (kind of an experiment)
If anyone has the same setup please comment 😀 in the meantime i will let you all know how the chaeto reacts to the light and if it affects the levels in the aquarium

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Reply #1

Cool, keep us posted on the results!

Also interested how hot a passively cooled 28w led will get tucked away in the sump when it's been on a few hours.

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Watching with interest!

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Reply #3

They do get a bit hot to touch but shouldn't be too bad

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Yea the bulb fins do get hot but not hot enough to worry about 👍
Ok so i left the times the same as my old spotlight so the chaeto light comes on at 10pm at night and goes of at 12pm the next day

I tested my water at 5.30am this morning and got
PH, 8.0
Ammonia, 0
No2, 0
No3, 5
Phosp, 0.01

My PH has dropped abit as it used to hold steady at 8.2 at night with the spot light on
I havent noticed and change in the chaeto yet apart from not getting that brown film on the waters surface.

Anyways i will keep you all informed in the next few days on its progress 

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