Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-17-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Deandonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 27
Saltwater lighting

Just wondered how long people have there lighting on for.i have mine on for 6 hours and then the blue light on for an extra 2 hours.
__________________

__________________
Deandonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 2,360
Send a message via Skype™ to kdpuffer
Most people I know of run the same time as you. Blues on an hour ahead of white, both on for six hours then blues only for another hour. I personally run mine a little longer, I have led lights and slowly ramp them up and down so I stretched the time out to about 10 hours from the the time they start to brighten till the time they dim back to being off.
__________________

__________________
kdpuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 11:00 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Deandonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 27
Thanks,I have juwel t5 lighting and a Arcadia blue led strip light,t5s are on from 2pm till 8pm and I put Arcadia light on from 8pm till 10pm,wondered wether to start them from 12pm instead of 2.
__________________
Deandonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Alberta canada
Posts: 2,360
Send a message via Skype™ to kdpuffer
If you started them earlier it may not be to bad now but as your bulbs get nearer the end of their life you will likely encounter algae issues. If you do run them longer just keep an eye for increased algae growth and if you notice that then turn them back down.
__________________
kdpuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.