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Old 08-10-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
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Help with lighting

I have a 265 gallon salt water tank with byilt in over flows .I just set up about 2 months ago. My first ,my parents always had one when I was young but all this stuff have changed so much.
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I just bought 2 36" orbit marine led lights. How much light should I give them? I have it set on M1 right now. I was thinking going to the longer M3 setting. Or do I need to take it of off 100%



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Fish don't really care about the light. Set it to how you like it to look and it will be just fine.
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What about, when I add some anemones, and later some coral.? I wasn't sure on the fish, they were acting a little crazy and getting agressive when I put the new lights on.

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That depends on the corals. These units aren't very strong and outside of low light corals like zoas or soft coral you won't be able to keep anything that requires intense lighting, like anemones and SPS coral.
When it comes to the fish going nuts, think of going from a dark room into a bright sunny day after a fresh snow. It's a shock no matter the animal. They will be fine.
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Thanks, I'm learning as I go. Kind of a big chunk to start out with such a big tank for my first one . Lol but its been alot of fun and we get to enjoy it alot more . Better than watching tv some times

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