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Old 06-29-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Hob refugium light question...

So I have a hob refugium (half gallon) and I was wondering when I should turn the lights on and off to it. Is it best 12 on 12 off? And should I leave them on at night and off in the say or?? I've just been turning it on and off with the display tank.
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Hello Paul it's better to run your fuge lights opposite your tank lights. This will help with any ph swings .
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Opposite your tank or on all the time.
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This is what I read somewhere. Ill just run it opposite of the tank. Just really didn't understand the reasoning.
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This is what I read somewhere. Ill just run it opposite of the tank. Just really didn't understand the reasoning.
Lights tend to increase/keep the pH and temp of water higher. When fuge lights are run opposite the main lights, you get the benefits of a fuge light without adding more heat etc to your tank compared to if you had run them at the same time as your main lights.
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