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Old 02-29-2012, 09:34 AM   #11
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Yes. I started by having 4 bulbs on for 5 hrs. I did that for a week. Then I had all 8 bulbs on for 4 hrs. I did that for two weeks. Now I leave all 8 on for 12 hrs.
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Two things might be causing it to bleach. Not enough lighting and what is your calcium reading?
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #13
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I think it's the lighting change that is bleaching it. Too much too soon would be my guess. I don't think you need to run your lighting for 12 hours either.
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I agree, 12 hours of full daylight, every day, is overkill. 8 hours of full daylight is plenty IMO.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:11 PM   #15
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Ok I'm changing light bulbs and schedule hopefully this works. I'm not sure about the calcium levels. Going to buy a test kit soon.
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Changed the lights from 4 t5 10000k, 2 ati blue, 2 pink ati to 4 ati blue, 2 ati blue special, 1 ati blue, 1 10000k.

Hopefully these bulbs with the 8 hour lighting schedule helps. Checking calcium lvls this weekend.
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I meant ati pink. That last ati blue is pink.
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Who made the 10k lamps? You probably have stronger lighting now than you did before.
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Not sure I bought the lights off of CL.
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If you still have them it should say right on the bulb.
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