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Old 07-26-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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Question about Lighting

I just got me a new Light fixture for my tank It is a 75 gal tank with only Live Sand, 65 lbs. live rock, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Coral Banded Shrimp, 4 Hermit Crabs, Snails 2 Emerald Crabs, So I don't have any Fish yet (still want more Rock) And The Light i just got is a Jebo 260 Watts 2-65 12k Daytime, 2-65 Watts True Blue 03 Antinic lights and 4 LED moon lights at night Can Anyone tell me what time i should be running my lights if I need to shut certain ones off at certain times. I think I maybe running my lights to long I have some algae starting to grow on the sand and the rocks.


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Old 07-26-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you have multiple switches for your lights ... If so go ahead and turn your Actinics on about an hour prior to your 12k's ... then your Actinics about a half hour after your 12k's go off ... then run your moonlights the rest of the night! I have LED moonlights and never shut them off. I heard they last longer! As for time 9-10 hours a day should be sufficient maybe less if your having algea problems. I run my lights from 3pm to 10:30pm.

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I turn on my 10k's at 12:00pm, then the actinics on at 1:00pm. Then turn off the 10k's at 9:00pm, and the actinics off at 10:00pm. I also leave the moonlights on 24/7. Having timers for these is the only way to do it, too. I'm thinking 10hrs total is a little much, but my algaes are in check and I think it's just fine.
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Well I cant do timers That is the problem. If I could I would I have one on my Freshwater. And Love It. But The Lighting Fixture I have for Saltwater has it is one Fixture with the Light switches so it all on one plug and when i plug it in to the time it shuts the hole fixture. So i have to manually do it. Thanks for the help though

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