Light System times and help

Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by Xereo, 16 May 2011.

  1. Xereo

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    Ok i have gotten 2 x 150w MH and 4 x 24 t5's

    This is my Lighting schedual

    10am -2x t5's come on.
    11am - another 2 x t5's come on
    3pm - 2x MH Come on
    5pm - 2 x T5's go Off
    6pm - other 2x t5's go off
    7pm - MH go off and 4x t5's go on
    8pm - 2 x t5's go off
    9pm - all off


    Hows that sound?
    And how much electricity is this all cost in light?
    Using Mh as little as possible as i hear they suck juice.

    Please give me your input

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  3. Tony

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    I dont think your halides are on long enough but tell me what corals you are keeping to give a more informed choice.

    You wont be running more than 300watts at any given time which is what I run. So before I dropped my lights from 750 watts to the 330 watts I now run I used to pay about R980-00 electricity per month for a two person household. I now pay about R600-00 per month and that includes the April price increase
     
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    Xereo

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    Thanks for the Reply @Tony..

    Im dont have any Corals really besides a few softies (frags)

    i will only be keeping zoas and mushies in the tank
     
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    Then your lighting scheme should be ok. Just keep an eye on them to see if they are wasting away because of a lack of light
     

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