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Old 09-27-2005, 01:36 AM   #1
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We have a 75 gallon tank with what I believe is considered VHO lighting. It's got 2 blue lights and 2 white lights. At night we have been turning off only the white lights and leaving the blues on. Ahould we be turning them off too?

One more thing how long should the lights be on daily?

44 Gallon Corner Tank
40 lbs Live Rock
small bunch of caulerpa
3" Live sand and crushed coral
250 Skilter- supposed to work as a skimmer too

Tankmates: 1 Coral Beauty, Pair of False Perculas 8 blue hermits, 2 turbo snails, 100 Nassarius Snail, 1 elephant slug, 1 camal back shrimp, 1 Blood Shrimp.
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:49 AM   #2
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12 hour light cycles, and yes turn all the lights off, you can also look into some moonlighting that you can purchase on ebay for 30 bucks. Good luck!

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50lb LR
3' fine sand bed 1x Orange Stripe Prawn shrimp goby, 1x sixline wrassemated pair of true percula clowns, 1x CBS shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, 1x pistol shrimp, 1x tiger tale cuke, ~20+ snails, ~10+ hermits, 1xserpent star.
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I agree. Definitley turn the actinics off. If you want illumination, moonlighting is the way to go. You can find any number of moonlight setups on the net.

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