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Old 09-13-2010, 10:17 AM   #1
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How long should the light cycle be??

I have a 55 gal with 4 vho lights putting out 95w a piece.

I also have moon lights set up from the DIY guide on here for moonlights with leds.

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8-12 hours depending on if you can control the heat. Shouldn't be a problem with fluorescent bulbs.

It is a good practice to have a phasing of your lights of some sort, turn your actinics on one hour before your whites, and leave them on one hour after.
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I have vho bulbs also. I run mine about 10-11 hours a day.
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