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Old 01-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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Off. Corals need a night time.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #12
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Off. Corals need a night time.
So I turn off the blue and white or just white.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:36 AM   #13
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Just like X said. I give my tank a total darkness point from 2am to 7am. Then at 7:00am the light cycle slowly slowly restarts.
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I like to match the natural day out at the reef where we collected these creatures, or as close to that as possible.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #15
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You want it completely dark at night (or at most moonlights). Most people turn blues on for an hour, then whites and blues for around 8-10 hours, then turn whites off and leave just blues on for another hour, then moonlights or darkness.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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IMO darkness is best. A nice period of darkness is good for them and you if the tank is in your room lol.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #17
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Haha yeah I actually use my moonlights as a nightlight lol. A giant glowing 150g In your room is a pretty cool nightlight :P
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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I only use moonlights for about four hours. I like to have them on for a bit while I'm up and then let the tank go black for the other 10 hours or so.
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