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Old 03-17-2013, 02:06 PM   #11
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Moonlights at night and the rest during the day. Do the T5's come on separate then the Metal halide? If so.... Turn your t5's on first wait an hour or two then turn the MH on. And reverse it at night. MH off first then t5's then your moonlights on.

Some fixtures the moonlight LED's are on 24/7

You can run your lights for 9-10 hours.

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I'd like to see the tank all lit up with all the lights on. I bet it looks nice!
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So the LEDs looks to be moonlights. You would run those at night, so you know what color temp your mh is? And your t5's ate prob gonna be actinics, this will cover your blue spectrum, aka the most important for photosynthesis with your corals as it penetrates the water the best. What color temp is your mh, and are your t5'a actinics( blue in color)?
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Moonlights at night and the rest during the day. Do the T5's come on separate then the Metal halide? If so.... Turn your t5's on first wait an hour or two then turn the MH on. And reverse it at night. MH off first then t5's then your moonlights on.

Some fixtures the moonlight LED's are on 24/7

You can run your lights for 9-10 hours.

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Yes t5 is on a different switch
Thanks for the quick reply hope the new planted tank goes well
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:15 PM   #15
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So the LEDs looks to be moonlights. You would run those at night, so you know what color temp your mh is? And your t5's ate prob gonna be actinics, this will cover your blue spectrum, aka the most important for photosynthesis with your corals as it penetrates the water the best. What color temp is your mh, and are your t5'a actinics( blue in color)?
Sweet! Idk the color temp for the mh it's a 15k 250watt. The t5's have a blue tint to them
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Yes t5 is on a different switch
Thanks for the quick reply hope the new planted tank goes well
Your very welcome and thanks!! I hope so too!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:52 PM   #17
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Sweet! Idk the color temp for the mh it's a 15k 250watt. The t5's have a blue tint to them
So then your color temp is 15k the t5s are for your blue color temp usually around 450 or so. Good little light combo. I would run your t5's in the am say 9am to 9pm and your mh turn on at say 1130 to 530 then your moonlights on at 9pm and off and 9am or you can turn those off at midnight if you want a black out. I keep mine on all night and the fish will sometimes Cruise by at night if someone walks by. Just what I would do.
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So then your color temp is 15k the t5s are for your blue color temp usually around 450 or so. Good little light combo. I would run your t5's in the am say 9am to 9pm and your mh turn on at say 1130 to 530 then your moonlights on at 9pm and off and 9am or you can turn those off at midnight if you want a black out. I keep mine on all night and the fish will sometimes Cruise by at night if someone walks by. Just what I would do.
Lol ok awesome thanks for the info!!
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Np post a few pics when you get a chance, we are all in this hobby together!
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