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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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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
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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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?
Not sure what spectrum the globes are, will only know once i get the units (second hand units)
 
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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
Lol, i would have done that too, but recently i rather ask on the forum first.
 

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