help - upgrading lights

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  1. dogstar

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    hi all,

    I am upgrading from 3 T8's, 1 blue and 2 white to 6 T5's, 2 blue 4 white.

    I normally run my 3 T8's from about 14h00 to 21h00.

    I have no corals apart from some rics and GSP's that came on the live rock.

    How do i "introduce" the new lights? I understand that you wouldn't just hook them up and run them on the same period as the old lights.

    And what is the optimal time to run the lights.

    Thanks
     
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    Actually,I WOULD have just connected them up and run them the same as the previous,especially since there are no corals.:p
     
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    If you're worried it might affect the corals you got, either switch 2 on at a time or just put them lower in the tank in the beginning.
    What colour spectrum are you getting for the white?
     
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    I have got 6 T5's in my setup also have 2 blue and 4 white. What I have done is set my lights that at 12PM the two blue lamps come on then at 1pm the middle 2 white lamps come on and then at 2pm the last two come on then from 8pm the lights start going of in reverse last on first off
     
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    Thanks, sounds like i plan. I just hope i have that kind of control over the units. Its two seperate units each with three bulbs.
     
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    Not sure what spectrum the globes are, will only know once i get the units (second hand units)
     
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    Lol, i would have done that too, but recently i rather ask on the forum first.
     
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