A not so Bright Question

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by williet, 9 May 2011.

  1. williet

    williet Look at the shiny LEDs!!!

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    Hi All

    I have a +-1.8M Reef Inmates Hood running on my 2000X600X600 tank.

    Currently I have 6 39W Giesemann/Reeftek Actinics and 2 39W Pure Whites Running.

    Actinics start at 12 end at 9pm
    Whites start at 1pm and finish at 8pm

    I have 4 250W MH's of which two have Globes. (Not in Use)

    I am running a few softies some LPS a Birds Nest, Montipora Capricornis (Green and Brown)

    Now my question

    Do you think I should use the MH's and also what light cycle would you recommend. Also, how high must the lights be of the water if I am running MH ?

    Please help ?
    :blush:

    Willie
     
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  3. Suhayl

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    I got mine 25 cm of the water. My halides run 6 hours a day
     
  4. gaboon

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    Start by running for 2 hours a day about 30cm above the water, you can gradually lower the unit and extend the lighting hours over a few weeks. My halides are about 5cm above the water:eek:
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Soon the Staghorns are a gonna crack your bulbs :tt2:
     
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