Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-14-2003, 09:11 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 284
Lighting schedule?

My current lighting schedule is - actinic's on at 12pm, mh's on at 1pm, mh's off at 10pm and actinic's off at 11pm. I've recently added some SPS frags including some acropora and staghorn. Should I gradually lengthen my lighting schedule or leave it the way it is? BTW lighting consists of 2 x 250watt 10K MH's and 2 x 96watt actinic PC's on a 90 gal. tank.

cal91666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2003, 05:05 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
reefrunner69's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Cedar Key, FL
Posts: 1,663
IMO, if your adding corals you should shorten it. I think your lighting schedule could stand to be lenthend by about an hour as a normal photo period, but when adding new corals you should acclimate them to the light. I would cut the schedule to two hours twice a day, adding 1/2 hour to the middle of each photo period per week until they meet and your at your target photo period. You may notice that the corals bleach a week or two after getting them due to the increased light if not acclimated properly.

Visit Nature Coast Photography
reefrunner69 is offline   Reply With Quote

light, lighting, schedule

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lighting schedule the grim reefer Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 5 02-04-2007 10:59 AM
Lighting Schedule. EdgarMedina1010 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 09-23-2006 02:51 PM
Help please on Lighting Schedule mandarin man Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 08-02-2004 08:07 PM
Lighting schedule MrDoctor Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 12-12-2003 09:37 AM
Lighting Schedule... bennerkla Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 10 08-30-2003 09:36 AM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.