Just to confirm my thoughts, a 150w mh HQI with 24w of supplemental t5HO actinics isn't over kill on my 14g BC especially if I move my low light corals lower in the tank right? I ask because I just found an incredible deal on this particular light.
1) You can and will burn corals that are not used to that much light. So you must go on a new light schedule not to burn the corals already in the tank. I would recommend moving everything that's not mounted to LR, to the bottom of the tank for at least 7 days.
2) Adding a significant amount of light can also cause an algae bloom.
I would start out with 1-2 hours for 3 days, 2-3 hours for 3 days, 4-5 hours for 3 days, etc. etc. until you reach your desired amount of normal running time.
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=15424989#post15424989 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by fishsince3 The place that had the deal didn't have 70w ballast available bit I can also put a smaller bulb in a bigger wattage ballast right?