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Will this grow cheato if i just stick it behind the tank directly to the surface of the bc 14 2nd chamber.
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Yeah that should be fine. I wouldn't place it directly above the water's surface though...

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Check this light out.. Way better for the Cheato growth.

http://shop.mediabas...Light-WTL10.htm

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Will this grow cheato if i just stick it behind the tank directly to the surface of the bc 14 2nd chamber.
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http://www.homedepot...p;storeId=10051

Very similar to what I'm using now. Works just fine.

Edited by dling, 26 April 2012 - 02:24 AM.

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Check this light out.. Way better for the Cheato growth.

http://shop.mediabas...Light-WTL10.htm


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I am currently using one in my AC50 fuge. Tank is currently cyling so I cannot attest to the cheato growth yet. But it seems like a good solution for small to medium fuges.

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I use the Lowe's brand of 6500K CFL lamps on my chameleon cages for keeping the plants alive in the cage. They work GREAT. I imagine they will work well for the chaeto as well. I get plants growing to the light as if to wrap around and hug the lamp. I have to trim my cages back often.

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I have the 10 watt underwater light and wouldn't recommend it. It heates my tank up. When I run the light, only about 6-7 hours at nigh, my tank never drops below 80, and hits 82 during the day. Without the light it hits 80 during the day and will drop to 77-78 at night. If you have another way to cool the tank then it might not be an issue.