As some of you have seen -- I purchased a 48'' Current USA Outer Orbit HQI + Powercompact + Lunar Light Fixture
2x150w 10k HQI MI w/ 2x130 Dual Actinic light for my 72in tank. I am just centering it on my tank. About 10in above water line. I am going to concentrate on Fish and LR
but will have some very easy / light inverts and Corals.
each side of this light has a 48'' blue bulb and white bulb. When turned on all 4 bulbs light up. Then it also has a separate switch to turn on the MH
Now my dumb questions ---
- How should I use this light? Do I turn the MH and blue/white strips on and off at the same times? Or do I put the white / blue ones on for a certain period and then shut them off and turn on MH?
- Are the white / blue combo lights considers "Actinic" only or 50/50 Actinic Flourescent? It really confuses me because I see some lights that just have blue and not with the white....
- It's sitting on top of the open top canopy..... but 9 in below it are two plastic braces that stretch across the top of the glass tank....these two braces will be right under the MH lights (but 9 or so inches below it) -- will this affect the MH? Will the MH burn through these? If so, should I just off center the light on top of the canopy? (the braces are basically about 2in each in width.
Thanks for your help.