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Old 11-28-2004, 03:29 PM   #11
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I bought 2 timers and 2 extension cords (1') with tripple outlets. A short extension cord into each timer lets me regulate both set of lights with dawn/dusk effect. Moon lights are on 24/7.
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Good point........ and they're LED's so they won't burn out correct.......
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I did the same thing. I have the coralight strip running the 10K and one from HD running the actinic. I just leave the moonlights on full time. An led should last five years or so anyway, so no real need to put it on a timer.
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I wanted to ask. How long can you have your lights on in order not to affect your corals and alge problem
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I wanted to ask. How long can you have your lights on in order not to affect your corals and alge problem
Well, that's kind of a loaded question, because you do want your lighting to affect your corals and even algae (coraline), but in a positive way. The duration you have your lights on is going to depend on the type of lights, the type of corals and their placement in the tank. I think the average would be to have lighting for 12-15 hrs, with the actinics coming on an hour before the 10k-20k and then going off an our after as well - to simulate somewhat of a sunrise sunset affect.
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