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Old 03-12-2004, 02:38 PM   #1
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Another lighting question

Sorry for this repetitive question, do most reef tank keepers run their 03 lights for 12 hours & their daylights for about 9 to 10 hours? Also, do you lessen the overall amount of hours in the fall & winter or do you leave it @ 12 (03) & 10 (daylights)?


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03 i give then 12 hours the daylight i give them 10 hours

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Running the actinics for a longer period is a matter of personal perference. AFAIK, there has been no proof that fish or corals benefit from this. I run my actinics and 10k's for 12 hrs per day. Lots of folks like the dusk/dawn effect you get by running the actinics longer.
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I run my actinics 12 hours the MH is on 9.5 hours, this is all year round.

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