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Old 08-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Refugium light schedule

Hat kind of lighting schedule should I set up for my fuge. The only macro is chaeto
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:33 PM   #2
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You can keep the light on all the time. Or if you want to balance PH than opposite of the DT.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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The only reason I ask is because I've been getting some
Bubble and cyano recently only in the . Idk if this is
Normal?

And don't you always want the ph balanced?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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Have you tested your phosphates and nitrates? Also how long has it been running?
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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Nitrates are at 5-10ppm
And I don't have a phosphate kit.
An today is the 6th week that the tank has been running
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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I would recommend getting a PO4 test kit if you plan to keep coral.

I like lighting mine opposite the DT. This way I only see a pH swing of about 0.1 between day and night. If I run the light all the time, the swing is more like 0.3-0.4.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:42 PM   #7
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What do you mean opposite the DT. Like when my DT starts dimming down? I have the al sol blue fixture. And they start dimming down at 4pm the moonlights come on at about 8
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I have AI Sols as well - when my AI sol lights get to the end of the ramp down, my refugium light kicks on. It turns off the next morning when my DT lights start ramping back up.
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:51 PM   #9
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Ok thanks. U think the chaeto will be fine with 11 hours of light?
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Yes. That should be fine.
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