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Old 02-13-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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LED photoperiod help

I have 120 watt bridge lux led fixtures. What is an appropriate photoperiod for them? They are 50blue/50white with a few moon lights.

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I would suggest 8 hours as average. Some do less to avoid algae problems, but corals need light, so I use 8 hours of intense illumination with an hour in the morning and evening of just stunner strips.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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stunner strips just sound dangerous. i personally like to use a staggered photoperiod. my first set of whites come on at 10a, then my second set at 1030. then the first set shut down at 7p, followed by the second set at 730. they do actually flip now that i think about it because only one set of my whites activate the cooling fans. so those lights come on first and shut off last to try and help remove as much heat from the fixture as possible.
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Set faces to stunned. My strips are very safe.
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Ok so 830 hrs of blue and 8 for white?

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Good place to start, you can always fine tune it.
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I do 10 blues 8 whites
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