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SirPug 08-15-2004 11:02 AM

Lighting Questions.
Logged into chat Sunday at 11am eastern but seems no one home.

scuba_steve 08-15-2004 11:10 AM

yea its hit or miss for sure :-)

SirPug 08-15-2004 11:14 AM

Guess I should have asked the questions. First I understand that 4-5 watts per gal. but this wattage should be broken down in what way. I have a 90 gal tank with a over dose of wattage. I have two 110's and 2 250's. looking to bring it down to maybe the 2 110's making both of them Actinic. and then just one 250 MH.

scuba_steve 08-15-2004 11:18 AM

first let me ask whats in the tank ? any clams sps ?? the watt per gallon is really just a basic guide to say the least ! i would switch the 2 vho's to 03' for sure but leave the mh !! are you running into any issues with the light ya have now and if so what are they ?

SirPug 08-15-2004 03:57 PM

the two VHO's are Coralife 10,000k High-intensity purified super daylight lamp and a 100% actinic 03 blue.

SirPug 08-15-2004 03:59 PM

oh and its a new tank thats gone through a Algea blum. Just now starting to clear up after 3 weeks of it.
tanks been up and running for 7 weeks now.

scuba_steve 08-15-2004 04:05 PM

algae bloom aka diatoms in a new tank is 100% normal :-)

Atari 08-15-2004 04:47 PM

Any particular reason you want to reduce the lighting?

SirPug 08-15-2004 06:56 PM

Was told I had too much. If I dont need to reduce the lighting. then how long should I run. Maybe run VHO's for longer then the MH?

Atari 08-15-2004 07:06 PM

Sounds like you have just the right amount of light to me. You could try running the halides for 10 hrs and the VHO actinics for an extra hour on each side.

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