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Old 03-28-2005, 11:25 PM   #1
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Lighting Scheme?????????????

How many hours a day should I light my tank?? I don't have any corals that require lighting, however, I do want to maximize the growth of coralline algae..

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Old 03-29-2005, 03:29 AM   #2
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I light for a 12 hr schedule. The first and last hr are actintics only and the middle ten are the actintic and whites.

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Old 03-29-2005, 08:13 AM   #3
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10 hour here now, but I am in a war with algae.
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