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Old 01-07-2016, 12:29 AM   #1
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Can anyone with some experience with this light fixture, tell me if the 24/7 feature can maintain plant life? Or should I just set it on Max every morning and turn it off after about 8-10 hours.
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Old 01-07-2016, 12:37 AM   #2
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What plants are we talking about?

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I've had mine on 24/7 and the japonica, ludwigia or however it's spelled, etc all have new growth. Actually, I need to trim and plant stuff soon.
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I have mine on a 55 gallon tank the plants I wanted to try and grow dwarf sag and jungle vals n hornwort
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You should be fine with those plants. If your not seeing the growth you want DO NOT use max, you WILL grow algae unless you use pressurized co2 or DIY co2. Instead I'd recommend using whites on 50-70%, reds on 50-60%, greens on 40-60%, and blues on 20-30%. For the higher end of all these levels you would do this by pressing the "w" button, then white down arrow 3 times, then red arrow up 7 times, then green arrow up 6 times, and blue arrow up 3 times. After hitting the "w" button DO NOT hit any of the other max color buttons. Press on one of the "M" buttons to save the progeam. This is similar to how I run the 24/7 in my high tech 29 gallon, in a taller 55 gallon you should be fine with the %s I gave you.

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do you know how long the light fixture will last
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do you know how long the light fixture will last
50k hours i beleive

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At 8 hours per day translates to about 17 years


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That sounds too good to be true LOL but thank you
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That sounds too good to be true LOL but thank you
Its not though. 50k hours÷8hours=6,250hours÷365days=17.12years

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