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Old 03-12-2007, 05:27 PM   #1
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acclamating tank to new light bulbs

i just got new bulbs in and i am going to install tonight but was wondering if i should turn lights back on timer because of the lights on the tank being old and not as intense as the new ones
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:53 PM   #2
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You should state it's 260W PC lighting and the type of corals you have (elegant, mushrooms, xenia, and orange sun polyp) for better answers in the future. Or just fill out your "myinfo" button in your profile.

Usually if just replacing bulbs and not upgrading lighting you only need to reduce your normal lighting schedule by a couple of hours for 2-3 days.
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You can just cut back the photoperiod and slowly increase it back to normal over a week or two. The safest method is to combine that with the screen method. Place a layer of screen, ie. nylon srceening for doors, on top of the tank while increasing the photoperiod. After the lights are back on your regular schedule for a few days, remove the screen.
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thank you i will update my info you all are the best i really appreciate all your answers because you explain your answers thoroughly
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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Good question to have asked.....many people don't even think about acclimating their tank to lighting changes!!! Gold stars for you!
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