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Old 02-14-2013, 02:14 AM   #1
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Need help with lighting

I just received my 48 inch deep blue quad and need help setting it up do not know what time I need to have the lights on and how long ect. I have read some forums so have an idea the cycle it needs to be on. But need more info. Also, I got the light used so I do not know how to set it up anyone know?
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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The light looks setup? Is there a bullt in timer? Run the actinics for 12 hrs and the whites for about8 to 10 hrs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:18 AM   #3
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Nice light. Do you need help with setting up timer or light schedule?

Personally I'd let natural light, light up the room then say 7-8am actinic lights come on. 10am daylights with actinic. 6-7pm off with daylights but keep actinics on. About 9-10 lights out. Do you moonlights?

Of course this light schedule is just my opinion and what I pretty much go with. To each there own.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Agree with the others times.
But you do not need the lights on during the cycle. Better to have them off to keep algae from growing.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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Great yes do not know how to set up the timer also need a schedule I will try the one you gave me to see
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