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Old 09-25-2004, 03:26 AM   #1
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Basic Lighting Question...

I just got a PC strip with 4 65w bulbs... two 10000ks and two atnics. Do I run them both in the daytime or do you do 10000ks in the day and atnics at night?
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Run them both during the day otherwise your tank will be brightly lit 24/7. If you want a little night-time light go for moonlighting.
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got the lunars too... thanks for the info.
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You can also have them both on in the day, then have the 10000k's shut off an hour before your actinics. I like to think of this as the evening, then have the actinics shut off, and then the moonlights come on. I have no idea, but I wonder if the fish like it better having the light gradually decrease in brightness? At any rate, it's kinda cool.
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