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Old 09-11-2008, 03:53 PM   #1
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Light Cycle With No Corals (Yet)

Since I only have a few inverts right now do I even need to be running my 150w halide, or just my 36w actinics? Will coraline algae growth be stunted with only 36w in a 28 gallon tank.

Right now, I'm doing 12 hours LED moonlights, dusk/dawn actinics, and 8 hours of the halide (and fans to keep temps down when the halide's on).
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You don't have to run them. You could always reduce the MH period if you don't want it burning. I leave my LEDs on 24/7
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