When I got my first set of VHO
's I had no seperate switch either, so I used a shop light with NO
atnics for an hour before the other lights came on and an hour after the went off. Seems to wake them up and put them to sleep so to speak. Then as I got the new sets I put a set of atnics on one set to operate independantly.
Alex n Mary
150 gallon, 30g fuge/sump, 4.5 watt/gal VHO
Lighting, 4" sand bed, 290 lbs LR
, CDX-3 Nitrate/Phosphate filter
Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse
1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.
90g RR, W/D, 120 lb's LR
SF eel, pygmy angel, pr sebae clownfish, 4 chromis. Star Polyps & Mushrooms