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Old 03-12-2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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lighting schedule for compact flourescents

I am relatively new for the comact flourescents. i just got a dual lamp 36" unit with a 10,000k 96 watt and a 96watt bluelight. have it on a 75gal arcrylic. Question is what would the best schedule for my FOWLER be with these lights?
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you can turn them on and off as you please. Fish only need light to see to eat. You can put a timer on them and run them for the time you are able to view the tank. Say, after work from 5 til 9 or something like that....
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you can turn them on and off as you please. Fish only need light to see to eat. You can put a timer on them and run them for the time you are able to view the tank. Say, after work from 5 til 9 or something like that....
I was pretty sure that to promote coralline algae and the positive growth I would want to have a schedule?
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Coralline will grow with just ambient light from the window. I would be more worried about nuisance algae growing than the lack of coralline. If you were concerned about coloring up the rock, then 6 hours a day would be plenty.
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Coralline will grow with just ambient light from the window. I would be more worried about nuisance algae growing than the lack of coralline. If you were concerned about coloring up the rock, then 6 hours a day would be plenty.
See that's good to know I'm looking at eventually moving over to reef at some time but not quite yet. Not enough cash in a year.
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