Actually, the lights are on 4 timers, the LED
moonlights are on one timer from about till 10am to midnight (14 hours total), the antic is on another from 11am to 11pm (12hours), the 14k PC
is on from about 12 noon to 10pm (10hours) and the MHs are burning from 1pm to 9pm (8 hours). I work evening shifts from 1pm to 10pm and I sleep most of the morning so the only time i could shift the lights to would be late night... and around here, thats a great way to get a visit from the cops looking for pot growers.
At the moment this is actually looking like it's gonna be to much light as I've had an algae bloom over the past week or so and the only thing that's changed is the lighting. I guess it could be cause my fuge is offline atm too, but... my fuge hadn't even broken in yet. For the most part, it looks like it's Cyano
on the rocks, but that weird hair algae cropped up again, this time on the sandbed. I'm thinking I'm probably gonna cut the MH
's back to about 4 hours by adjusting the on and off time by an hour at a time over a the week and do a bit of manual removal on my day off. I'm actually considering throwing the hair algae stuff in my fuge to see if i can get it to grow there since i'm of the oppinion that a problem weed in the display tank might be a great nutrient sink in the fuge where it doesn't detract from anything... heck, I wouldn't even mind cyano
if it was corralled in the fuge.
In the grand scheme of things, I've gotta make myself put my tank on hold right now. I'm worried i've done a little to much a little to fast with the coral atm and that the system is gonna need the time to stablize. Oh, and my wife's done the worst thing... EVER! She's decided we need to buy a house sometime within the next two months! The good news is... she's agreed to let me have a moat! The bad news is, she gets to pick the moat monster... jk. Actually, she's agreed that I get my choice of any spare bedroom/utility room... i might actually get to live my dream of my own fishroom!!! In return... she gets to put her computer in the living room... SOLD! Don't worry though guys, i plan to keep posting more pics etc untill I have to rip it all down and move it... in the dead of the Alaskan winter... /shudder. Other than some blue shrooms
is holding for me, my livestock is set for now. Funny, I swear I remember planning this thing out as a FOWLR
, but I don't think i'll even have any fish till next summer!