How to get corals used to new lights

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Hi guys,
I'm in the process of installing 3 80W T5 lights (2 white,1 blue) on my tank.:thumbup:
I allready have 3 54W T5 lights (2 white,1 blue).

Can i just switch on the new lights, or should this be done over a period of time. In other words first 1 light for a hour a day, then 2 lights, then all 3 lights..?
 

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Oh yes - I have one cabage coral and one other coral (can't remember the name - it's my coral in my Avatar....)
 

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I'd switch all lights on and just decrease the photoperiod. Then each day increase it a bit until you're back to normal :thumbup:
 

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I'd switch all lights on and just decrease the photoperiod. Then each day increase it a bit until you're back to normal :thumbup:
For how long should a decrease it for?
example: day 1 - only 5 hours
day 2 - 6 hours
day 3 - 7 hours
ext....

or
day 1 - 2 - only 5 hours
day 3 - 4 - only 6 hours

or is this to drastic?
 

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Its up to you. What did you upgrade to? and from what? ;)
 

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I dont think T5's are too much of a problem unless you have the ATI power Module.
 

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I run only T5's and new corals always take a couple of days to get used to the 54w 18000k. You firstly see them loosing a little colour, a week later the colour starts coming back and all is happy.
 

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