Light Schedule Question

kissman

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Is there a best schedule to start out with? I have a 6 bulb T5 fixture should i run all six bulbs for 6 hours, 8, 4? Nothing is in tank yet. Going to run 2 bulbs for 1 hour on each end. I will have SPS eventually
 

billdogg

Active member
I have always just set my timer to 12 on, 12 off. I figure that because most of the creatures we keep come from relatively near the equator that is about as close to what they are used to as I can get without some really (overly) complicated setup.
 

kissman

New member
If nothing is in the tank, no need to really run them at all yet.

not running them yet, but I will once the cycle is over. Trying to see what the best way to start them up is.

Before I tore the tank down and restarted I ran 2 Blue+ from 12pm-9pm and ran 4 Blue+, 1 Coral+, and 1 Purple + from 1pm-8pm
 

username in use

Sciencing Daily
9 hours total is fine. Anywhere from 8-14 is really ok. I tend to set them up so that my average bed time coincides with the sunset of the tank.
 
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