LED color for chaeto

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  1. trucolor

    trucolor Senior Member
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    I am going to add chaeto to my sump and plan to light it with a first generation AI Hydra LED. It has three separate channels for controlling the door of light (RGB). My question is, what percent of each color will give me the best color for growing the algae?
    Any suggestions will be helpful.
     
  2. Oahu

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    All of us will probably have different answers, based upon personal experience or what we have seen out there. I personally use the TaoTronics LED grow light that I bought off Amazon for $20. It is 3 bands, 12W and a standard base. It comes on at 7:30PM and turns off at 7:00AM. I got 3 golf ball size clumps of Cheato from New Wave 2 months ago. It is now slightly smaller than a soccer ball.
     

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