I have 660 watts of vho
lighting. This barely exceeds the recommended 4 watts per gallon minimum. 4 of the bulbs are 50/50's and 2 are actinics.
My question is about the actinics. I have read that they should be on for no more than 5 hours per day. If I shut them off, am i not then, under the recommended lighting and would this not be a bad thing? Just about as soon as the actinics go off, the corals start closing. The condy is doing great except about once a day, for a couple hours, it shrinks down to nothingness. It is nicely seated, eats well, fully inflates for most of the day. The color on the foot is a brilliant salmon color. I thought this could be a lighting thing and can not find anything that is common to when it does its incredible shrinking act it does it randomly. So I am guessing it is not too much actinic light.