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Old 03/02/2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Lighting Schedule

i need some ideas for a good lighting schedule. i have 3x HQI all on seperate ballasts so they will be controlled sepereately, i want my actinics on first then the center halide to come on first for an hour, then the 2 outers on then the center off an hour before the 2 outers go ff, then actinics off and moonlights on. what are some of your guys's schedules?

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Old 03/02/2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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I don't think the corals benifit from the staggered lighting too much. If anything I'd just schedule the actinics on and off an hour before and after the halides then run the halides for 8-9 hours. I've done it both ways and didn't really notice much difference.

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