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Old 05-22-2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Light Cycle w/Actinic

I just got the nova extreme lighting kit. It has 2 HO lights and 2 Actinic and lunar lights. My question is, can I run the Actinic in the morning, before the HO lights come on, or do they have to come on after the HO lights turn off? Also, how long should I run the Actinic lights, a few hours. I'm not planning on any corals.

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Old 05-22-2006, 05:40 PM   #2
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I do...

8am actinics
830am 6700k/actinics
8pm actinics
830pm moonlight

but really its up to you on your lighting cycle. most common is the 12 hours cycle.
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Hmmm, cool so only about 30mins. That sounds resonable. Kinda helps them wake up and go to sleep.

I also bought this:
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I had all kinds of problems figuring out how to get it to work. It seems they should have put more thought into the design. 1st, it's a pain trying to click up all the little timers. 2nd, the fan and lunar light plugs are wide, so I can only plug two things into the always on side.

I ended up putting the Actinic lights on my digital timer because I got aggrivated! LOL!
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Yea I didnt even plug in the lunar light cause i have a better one, and also the fan gets kinda loud. but it keeps the light cool for sure.

heres mine.

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I saw that earlier today. Nice tank!
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