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Old 09-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Lighting questions

I just got a six bulb fixture for my 75 gallon reef tank. It has 3 actinic bulbs and 3 t5 ho florescent and 10 leds for at night it has separate built in timers for each different type of light and i was wondering how long i should have the lights running. Any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks
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Consider a staggered photo period... actinics kick on first for 2 hours, then white lights for 8 hours along with the actinics, then the actinics run for 2 more hours, then they shut off and the led moon lights turn on. That ought to be a good starting point.
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Consider a staggered photo period... actinics kick on first for 2 hours, then white lights for 8 hours along with the actinics, then the actinics run for 2 more hours, then they shut off and the led moon lights turn on. That ought to be a good starting point.
Thanks ill try that
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