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Old 10-05-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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is this lighting bad good enough to keep anything?

i have a shop light with an antic bulb and a 50/50
then a powercompact setup running 3" 65w 2lamps
10,000k dalight and 460nm antic i was wondering if i should
take away the normal floresents if they might cause a problem
ive been battleing alge before i added the powercompats so i lowerd
my light on time to 4 hours and added a phospate remover to my filter

any suggestions on what i should do with my lighting? oh and should i allow the lunar lights that came with the powercompats to be on 24 hours? it says on the box 24 hour lighting with lunar light but i dono there really low light looks nice.
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Old 10-05-2004, 07:59 PM   #2
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What size tank?

I have my moon light on all the time. WHen the day lights are on the little led is over powered and you dont know its on.
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:26 PM   #3
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the dementions of the tank are 48x13 and 25in high .. should i take away the regular floresents?
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Fishfreek you are the first person I have read that keeps the moonlights on all the time. I think this is a good idea. I cant think of any drawbacks.....Would there be any for the fish>?
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No problems keeping them on besides burning a tiny bit more electricity during the day.
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Old 10-05-2004, 08:51 PM   #6
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what about my diffrent style lighting? the pc lights on along with the regular floresent 50/50 & antic t12s
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and a very tiny amount given its just an LED.

At 2'+ depth regular florecents wont do much of anything for the benifit of corals. For that size tank you should look at VHO, PC or even MH lighting.
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well i do have the pc lighting along with the regular floresents i was wondering if both lightings would have negitive effects like grow more alge :T
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The specitrum of the bulbs will be more of an impact than the types of bulbs.

The 50/50, 10k and actinics wont have a negitive effect on algae growth. ie it wont increase growth.
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