What is the proper timing for reef tank lighting? Tank is:
120gal - EcoSystems Sump 1000gph return pump
2 - 400gph power heads for circulation
2 - 400w 10000k MH
2 - 125w Acintic VHO
around 280lbs LR
w/a small amount of live sand around front and rear (none under "reef").
Current stock - 1 - Med Yellow Tang
1 - Flame Angel
2 - Chromis
2 - TR Percula clowns (tiny)
1 - Sabae clown and his long tentacle anenome
1 - Leather Coral
misc clean up crew (Snails, crabs, etc.)
0 - ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrate, PH 8.4, Salinity 1.025
Tank has been up and running about 8 months now. I plan on starting to add more corals in July and want to get lighting right.
are on separate timers. I've read in various places and LFS
guys says that turning on the blues first followed a while after by the MH
and reversing the procedure in the evening is the best way to go.
Thoughts here? What is the total amount of time lights should be on?