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Old 09-23-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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light settings

I just got two 36" t5ho 4 blub lights for my 125g they also have blue leds two of the blubs are 12000k 39w daylights and two 39w blue acentic (not sure I spelled that right) is there a certain pattern I want to have the lights come on?? To mimic sunrise, mid day, afternoon, evening, and sunset-moon rise???

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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Moonlights on, blues on, whites on, whites off, blues off moonlights whatever
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Any time intervals? ?
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10 hours for whites and blues. Up to you what you do
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #5
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12 hours for the actinic and 8-10 maybe for the whites. Blues on first and off last. Then the LED moonlights come on. Some leave them on all night while others (me included) shut them off once no one is around to enjoy the tank (midnight for me). Set the actual times based on your viewing pleasure (ie. earlier or later in the day).

There is some leaway for total duration as well, less if you have algae issues, more if not.
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