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Old 09-09-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
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Reef Lighting

How long should you leave the coral and normal fluero on for?
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:04 AM   #2
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Is this a question about t5 lighting? Do you mean white light and blue (actinic?) if so, then I used to do actinic at 8am then whites on at 9am, then both ran for 8hours, white off then another hour of actinic at the end of the day. I also had cheap blue led moonlights so I could view the tank at nighttime which went off around 10pm. Hope that helps!
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Is this a question about t5 lighting? Do you mean white light and blue (actinic?) if so, then I used to do actinic at 8am then whites on at 9am, then both ran for 8hours, white off then another hour of actinic at the end of the day. I also had cheap blue led moonlights so I could view the tank at nighttime which went off around 10pm. Hope that helps!
What if the light has both white and blue in it and you can run independantly?
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Same answer, run them together - I am not a lighting expert (I now run LEDs) but the actinic light is needed for coral growth as well as white light or daylight. It's all about spectrum. I just liked to see the actinic by itself for the first and last hour because it looked good! Does that answer your question?
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Same answer, run them together - I am not a lighting expert (I now run LEDs) but the actinic light is needed for coral growth as well as white light or daylight. It's all about spectrum. I just liked to see the actinic by itself for the first and last hour because it looked good! Does that answer your question?
Thanks for the advice..
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:43 PM   #6
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Looking at getting kessel led light for my 25gal reef.
Any tips?
How long should it be turned on? Don't know much a out the light but it makes the reef look fantastic
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #7
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Looking at getting kessel led light for my 25gal reef.
Any tips?
How long should it be turned on? Don't know much a out the light but it makes the reef look fantastic
Dont ask me in clueless
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