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Old 02-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
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i have lots of coralline algae growing under my 18 inch T8. its not so much the light output as it is how long the light is on and the stability of the alkalinity and the amount of magnesium and calcium that are in the water to help grow it.

introduce a coralline algae sourse and dadd purple up to the water if you want to speed up the growth. mine over time developed it and a few days ago i let my light cycle slide a little bit and soem of it began to disappear but is now returning
I have my lights on a 12 hour cycle... Is this too much/little?
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I think 12 hours is too long, as most people including myself keep them on a cycle for only 7-8 hours. That's really all you need. However, T8 lights are pretty outdated in the reefing world, and are not very strong compared to most of the newer lights like T5HO, Metal Halide, VHO's, and LED's. I think you should look in to upgrading your lights. Just something to think about...
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Hey all, the anemone problem is solved. I ended up using aiptasia-x. Brilliant stuff. Applied it one evening and it wiped them out over night! Was a little concerned after getting some (lots!) on my xenia but all is fine.
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.....and my lights are now on for 8 hours, cheers zero!
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