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Old 06-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
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How long do I run my lights? I have live rock and sand, inverts and one damsel. Plane on adding som coral later on
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I have my blues turn on at 9am, whites at 10 am. The whites go off at 8pm and the blues go off at 9pm.

Hope that helps.
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Wow!! You don't find that too much algae is produced with your whites being on for that long??
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Actually, I have no algae pretty much. I have a seahare and a lawnmower blenny so maybe they help out.

My times seem to be about the average give or take an hour.
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I'm gonna do it!!! I was doing 10-6 but feel like it's not enough...thanks
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I have 3 x 54 watt t5, can I run two actinic blue and one white? It look better
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I have 3 x 54 watt t5, can I run two actinic blue and one white? It look better
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Do you have any corals? I believe corals need the white light as well but until then I guess do what you like.

You can get white bulbs that have a blue "hue" such as ATI's aquablue specials, I run them as my whites and 460 actinics for the really blue blue
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I have VHO`s and mine come on at 10A and go off at 9P. As said above 10 - 12 hours a day is usually the standard.
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