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Old 07-07-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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Reef question, t-5 question!!!!

Have a 30 gallon with my t-5, one bulb is HO Ocean Sun 10,000K Fluorescent Bulb and the other is a HO Coral Sun Actinic 420 Fluorescent Bulb. The petco guy told me i gotta keep em on for i think 14 hours but one i gotta cut off after awhile im not sure tho. What time schedule should i have my tank on????
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Old 07-07-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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14 hrs is a long photo period most run there lights 8-12 hrs mine are on 9 hrs
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Yes 14 hours seems way to long 7 or 8 should be plenty
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by the way whats in the tank
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #5
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Yeah i think it was 8 hours but he said one should be cut off after a certain about of time cant remember which one, and i have a chromis,2 clowns and a pink spotted goby
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Yeah i think it was 8 hours but he said one should be cut off after a certain about of time cant remember which one, and i have a chromis,2 clowns and a pink spotted goby
You don't have anything in your tank that requires light so you can decide for yourself how long you want to keep the light on for your viewing. I'd turn the blue off last and on first.
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I plan on putting coral so untill then the timing doesnt matter
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exactly
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:24 PM   #9
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But when i put coral in how should i do the time frame with the 2 different lights
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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maybe put the blue first then maybe a half hour or so put the 10,000 on
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