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Old 12-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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How long should lights be on?

Hi. I just got a new light system with a built in timer and I'd like to know how long I should have the lights on. It has a white light a blue light and a night light. Which ones and for how long should I keep on?
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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I do 11 hours. I have the actinics (blues) come on at 11:30am, then the rest come on at 12:30pm, then the whites go off at 9:30pm, and the blues off at 10:30pm.

You can structure it around the viewing time of when you'll be home from work. The fish/coral don't mind.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:34 AM   #3
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If its just fish it doesn't matter its whatever you like. If you have corals 9 to 11 hours as suggested
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:18 AM   #4
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Hi. I just got a new light system with a built in timer and I'd like to know how long I should have the lights on. It has a white light a blue light and a night light. Which ones and for how long should I keep on?
Photosynthesis takes 6 hours so if you have photosynthetic coral than 6 hours minimum i have sps tank actinics run 10 hours whites run 6 hours
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:22 AM   #5
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Tagging along..What about MH/ VHO systems?
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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Tagging along..What about MH/ VHO systems?
I used mh on the tank i just took down now im using leds both on same lighting scedule btw i like mh over leds anyday for sps
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #7
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I do 8 hours with great results.
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