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Old 01-23-2010, 02:54 PM   #11
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I have T5HO lights that run 420 from 8-9AM, 420 & 700 from 9AM-4PM, back to 420 from 4-6PM and LED from 6-8PM.

SG is currently at 1.022. Should it be higher?
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You dont need the essential elements if you are doing frequent PWC`s. All those trace elements in the Kent product are in your marine salt mix.
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I have T5HO lights that run 420 from 8-9AM, 420 & 700 from 9AM-4PM, back to 420 from 4-6PM and LED from 6-8PM.

SG is currently at 1.022. Should it be higher?
So your 420 is Actinic...what is 700?
and yes you should go up to ~1.025 SG.
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I don't really know much about the lights, I just bought the AquaticLife T5HO with the best customer reviews. There are 3 different bulbs, one says 420/460, one says 700+, and the other is LED. The manufacturer had preset times that I cut in 1/2 to please my bird and the coral and fish don't seem to mind. That's really all I know about the light.
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I will increase the salt, Thank You!
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kathyjo, what length are your lights and try to get a wattage on them. This will help. When you say that the clam is okay, what type of clam is it and how long have you had it? I don't think you have enough lights for a 55g because even if they were 54w's that would only give you 108 watts which is not enough for a clam or most corals for that matter.
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No dont increase the salt. Just mix the amount you are supposed to and it will take care of itself when you do a PWC.
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Mike is totally correct...
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