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Old 01-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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The light I have came w my tank.. It's got 2 different bulbs but isn't where u can have only one on at a time.. Is this ok to have it on all time?
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No input on this?
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Not really all the time but what kind of bulbs? I'm assuming it's fulrescent so maybe 10hours max! May stress out fish. Any fish in? If fish less cycle then yes if you got plants you could.
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This is pic of lights on don't see anything on the white one :-/
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And no fish are in it.. It's my 55 gallon SW tank that's still in cycle
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #6
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And no fish are in it.. It's my 55 gallon SW tank that's still in cycle
I'm not a SW expert but I would keep the lights on if you have coral and other live stuff on it will help them. Once you had fish don't keep light on as much.
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If youre cycling leave the lights off. It'll save you from unwanted algae.
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It's a dual t5ho fixture. Leave it off when cycling and 8-12hrs when you have coral. It's normal for t5 fixtures to turn on 2 bulbs at a timr
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Yea I read about cycling to keep off bc of alge... Thanks for te advice everyone
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