Larry, thank you for responding to my questions about lighting. So the blue/white light is just used for an aesthetic look, so I'm not interested in that, I like the way it looks now.
As for separating light cycles, there is no other way I can think of doing it, unless you have a suggestion I maybe hadn't thought about, please share your thoughts. (I have tried keeping a fan blowing on tank, but that did nothing) On days that I was home, I've tried many different scenarios, ie: letting lights come on later in the day (12 noon-10pm etc...
I know you said it was not natural for fish, but do you think being in a tank at LFS
that has lights on from 8am until 9 pm is natural/optimal? Do you know if it would have any long term negative effects, because so far the fish seem happy/healthy now. The corals are doing fine too. I appreciate the fact that you took the time to respond, please, if you have time, explain further.
About the airstone, my friend at work told me to do that, simply because it would help move H2O around tank to help filter do it's job better, removing waste in "dead" areas of tank etc... Do you not agree with that? If not, please explain.
As I am very new to this and it seems every LFS
and person asked has a differing opinion, it is a lot to comprehend, but I'm trying
Thank you again for your thoughts!!