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Keeponreefingg
09/03/2016, 10:03 AM
10 hours blue and white 14 hours just blue , new to corals is is correct or shall I turn the blue off when the white goes off? Thanks

Taahirs
09/03/2016, 10:14 AM
I do it shorter. 12 hrs blue and 8hrs blue and white. I think 14hrs is too long.

AlSimmons
09/03/2016, 10:52 AM
What kind of lighting do you have?

I would probably shorten the photoperiod as well. Maybe run both the whites and the blues for eight hours a day and just the blues for ten.

Taahirs
09/03/2016, 03:14 PM
I've got a T5/LED Hybrid. I use the T5s for white and LEDs for blue.

Keeponreefingg
09/04/2016, 02:55 AM
Hey I have interpret brand led double white and a blue interpret led light too ( I use leds because the t5 tubes cause to much heat in my tank ) I run my water temp at 25-26c and my water salinity at 21-23 normally at 23 thou

Keeponreefingg
09/04/2016, 02:58 AM
If you look to the left I'm having a little brown sludge algae problem too I hear this is bad stuff so wonder if anyone knows any tricks to remove it?

Keeponreefingg
09/04/2016, 03:04 AM
There's the sludge! Will po remover get rid of it and is po remover safe with my corals?

mcgyvr
09/07/2016, 05:00 PM
There's the sludge! Will po remover get rid of it and is po remover safe with my corals?

That kind of stuff is normal for a new tank and provided you keep nitrates/phosphates low it will go away as the tank matures..
Just leave it and it will go away..

Bugboy2020
09/15/2016, 07:36 PM
The blue lights add color to the corals. So, if you like the fluorescence(Which I love) I'd keep them high