Here is my current lighting schedule for my 65 gallon tank. I have 2 175 halides (10,000 K
) supplemented by 2 actinics. I run the halides about 5 to six hours a day, and the blues about 9 hours a day. I run the blues 2 hours before, during and after the halides. Is there something else I should do to cut down on diatoms? My tank has been set up for two months, but I just got the lighting last week. All I have in it is 65 lbs of LR
10 bumble bee snails, and 2 electric blue hermits. I just added the creatures yesterday! There are diatoms all over my rock and sand.
By the way halides look so cool! 8)