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Old 12-15-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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Lighting Questions

I just bought timers for my light which is a 30in Current USA. I have the actentcis running from 9-12 and again from 9-12. The daylight bulb is running from 12-9. Is this a proper lighting scheme or should i run the actentics while the daylight bulb is on. TIA.
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Old 12-15-2004, 11:43 PM   #2
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Most people run the actinic during the main light cycle, possibly switching them on and hour before the daylight bulbs turn on, and an hour after they turn off.

So 9-10 Actinic, 10-8 Day+Act, 8-9 Act

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