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Old 05-07-2012, 11:34 PM   #11
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ok so i guess ill stick to 10 hours ?
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:49 AM   #12
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In the Caribbean the Sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk light cycle averages about 13h 41m.

In my tank the T5 Actinics run 6am - 2pm, MHs 2pm - 6pm, back to T5 Actinics 6pm - 8:30pm
Moonlights 8:30pm - 6am

My tank flourishes. My corals are healthy and my fish are healthy. I get to enjoy my tank in the evenings, that's why I have it. Good filtration, water changes, and giving your tank the attention that's required is key.
Tanks have personality.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:27 AM   #13
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In the Caribbean the Sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk light cycle averages about 13h 41m.

In my tank the T5 Actinics run 6am - 2pm, MHs 2pm - 6pm, back to T5 Actinics 6pm - 8:30pm
Moonlights 8:30pm - 6am

My tank flourishes. My corals are healthy and my fish are healthy. I get to enjoy my tank in the evenings, that's why I have it. Good filtration, water changes, and giving your tank the attention that's required is key.
Tanks have personality.
I completely agree
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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if you have algae its probably more of a nutrient issue rather than a light issue
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:34 PM   #15
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In the Caribbean the Sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk light cycle averages about 13h 41m.

In my tank the T5 Actinics run 6am - 2pm, MHs 2pm - 6pm, back to T5 Actinics 6pm - 8:30pm
Moonlights 8:30pm - 6am

My tank flourishes. My corals are healthy and my fish are healthy. I get to enjoy my tank in the evenings, that's why I have it. Good filtration, water changes, and giving your tank the attention that's required is key.
Tanks have personality.
That's a great light schedule. I'm going to try that as well.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:47 AM   #16
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In the Caribbean the Sunrise, sunset, dawn and dusk light cycle averages about 13h 41m.

In my tank the T5 Actinics run 6am - 2pm, MHs 2pm - 6pm, back to T5 Actinics 6pm - 8:30pm
Moonlights 8:30pm - 6am

My tank flourishes. My corals are healthy and my fish are healthy. I get to enjoy my tank in the evenings, that's why I have it. Good filtration, water changes, and giving your tank the attention that's required is key.
Tanks have personality.
What are you using for moonlights? I would like to put some but I think the blue LEDs I have is too bright.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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The moonlights I have are built in the Hamilton light fixture. I have a 6' Cebu.
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On all my tanks I run my blues from 9 am then my whites come on at 10am. The whites go off at 8 pm and the blues off at 10pm. That schedule works for all my tank, coral or not and I have no algae issues at all. I've considered cutting back my whites even, so excessive light isnt usually necessary unless you have the corals adjusted to it I guess. lol
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I have been having a problem feeding my lps. Seems like I can never see when the tenticals are out. I have only been running my blues for one hour. 2-8 all on 8-9 blues only then all off. Do you think I would need to leave my blues on longer to help this? My closed brain and chilli coral are my problems.
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Some feed at night. Take a look late at night early morning and see if they are out then.
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