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Old 06-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Lighting question

Have a 29 biocube and was wondering what a good light schedule was. I'm on the east cost so was looking for a time on and off and which ones. Going to look into a timer to make it easier. Any help I appreciate
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #3
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Hey 22,
With T5 lighting, pretty much the standard is 10-12 hrs actinic, 8-10 hrs daylights.
My actinics come on at 9:00 am, daylights at 10:00....daylights off at 8:00, actinics off at 9:00pm. Some people run a little shorter photoperiod, but I like to give my corals a nice full day of daylight. I also have it shifted towards the latter part of the day, so I get to see more of my tank at night, when I'm home.
People with metal halides or LED's run less photoperiod too, because of the strength of the lights.
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Hey 22,
With T5 lighting, pretty much the standard is 10-12 hrs actinic, 8-10 hrs daylights.
My actinics come on at 9:00 am, daylights at 10:00....daylights off at 8:00, actinics off at 9:00pm. Some people run a little shorter photoperiod, but I like to give my corals a nice full day of daylight. I also have it shifted towards the latter part of the day, so I get to see more of my tank at night, when I'm home.
People with metal halides or LED's run less photoperiod too, because of the strength of the lights.
Thank you sir
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