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Old 03-24-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
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CSL Moonlite question

Those that have the CSL Moonlites, do you also put the moonlites on a timer to come on after your actinics have gone off or do you leave them plugged in 24/7?
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I don't have them but if I did, I'd just leave them on 24/7.
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Who sells them?
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Old 03-24-2004, 03:47 PM   #4
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I have the moonlites on a timer as well. the 10,000k lights go out first, about 45 minutes later the actinic's go out, the tank is dark for about 30 minutes then the moonlights come on. About 4am the moonlites go off again.

that's what I do anyway.....I had read somewhere that the complete dark phase was also needed. I don't know if thats true or not but it made sense to me at the time.

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I know captivereefs.com sells the full hoods and used to sell just the moonlights by CSL, but with CSL going out of business.....
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I also read about the dark phase. I'm pretty sure that the article said 1 hour of darkness, so I put the moonlites on it's own timer. Besides, now you'll double the 50,000 usage hours of the LEDs to about 11.4 yrs.
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mine have been on 24/7 for over a year. I have mandarins that do some corting thing as soon as the normal lights shut off and I have unplugged them and they dont come out and do their thing even if I plug them back in.
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i have em on 24/7 as well.
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24/7 and the clowns and snails love them. the 2 clowns i have like to stay in the light at the bottom of the tank.
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So no one can tell me where I can get a set of prefab ones?
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