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Old 10-26-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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Light arrangement?

Hey guys I have a pretty nice light fixture with a bunch bulbs. I wanted to know if there was a certain order I should put them in. They can all be timed to come in and off as needed. This is how I have them setup now. I would like to have some corals soft and hard and some mushrooms. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Looks like the same one I have. If it's like mine, the top two bulbs are on one circuit and the bottom two bulbs are on another. I have both blues together and both whites together. That way I can run only blue one or only white on or both on at the same time
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
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Is there a good way to stagger them through the day?
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #4
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I have my blues come on at 2pm. Then at 4pm the whites come on along with keeping the blues on. ( all 4 are on ) At 8pm the whites go off but the blues stay on until 10pm. My LED's come on at 10pm and go off at 11:30pm...So..to some it up...blues are on from 2pm until 10pm. Whites are on from 4pm until 8pm..LED's 10 to 11:30pm
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Of course, everyone has their own preference.
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Many thanks. Now where do you put the whites and blues or does it matter if the whites are the front two or rear two?
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #7
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I have the blues in the back and whites in the front. They seem to cover the tank. I have a 20 gallon high. I have read that I should try using a 20,000k bulb to replace one of the original whites. 20,000 has more blue in it. This is my first t5 fixture and I think for the price, you can't beat it..
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