Aquarium Lighting Hours

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by luwaynecrous, 24 Aug 2010.

  1. luwaynecrous

    luwaynecrous

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    Hi guys , got 2x Blue T5, 2x White T5, and 1x 10000k 250w metal halide. Would like some sugestions on how many hours I should run each, and in what groups they should be on.
     
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  3. nico.m.ferreira

    nico.m.ferreira

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    Pls correct me if I am wrong but I understand the mh runs for about 3hours in the midle of the day and the t5 for 8hours.
     
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    Well usually light time should be about 10 hours, starts and ends with the actinics for dusk/dawn routine and then the brighter lights like mh come on during the course of the day, it also depends what time u get home during the day and what time u would want the lights to go off, like if you go to be at 11 pm everyday makes sense to have the lights coming on later and then going off later, no use them goin off at 7pm and then u have a dark tank, get it? But this is how i would run it, blue tubes for 11hours, white for 9 and mh for around 8, my mh stays on from half ten in the morning to 7 at night, and my actinics are on at half 9 in the mornin and go off at 8pm
     
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