Bright enough for algae scrubber and cheato?

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    613ReefGuy

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    Hey everyone. I'm in the process of making a new sump, and I am trying to keep things as neat as possible down there.

    I understand I would need two utility lights for an algae scrubber and one to grow chaeto, but I was wondering if they have to be utility lights. I want to keep running costs down and was hoping LEDs would work. Do you think 3 of these LED Reef Bright set up properly would work?

    Thank you
     
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    I dont think those will work very well.

    Just get those cheap metal reflectors from home depo and the CFL squiggly bulbs
     
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    I have one of those reflectors right now, but I dont find it very pleasing on the eyes, so I am just trying to see if there are other options that wont make it look as cluttered in my sump. I also wanted to minimize the extra power for 3 lights if possible. I am trying to design a new sump that will allow for an algae scrubber, fuge and frag tank all in one as well as everything else found in the sump. Its a weird design right now, but I think i can pull it off.
     
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