Lighting after cycle

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  1. Seabass

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    Hi all, do I start with a few hours on each day and build up to my max no of hours that I will be using, or is it on for max no of hours from the start. Please note cycle is finished. Thanks ppl, have a great day.
     
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    Hi Seabass

    From my personal experience, i started my lighting off slow then gradually increased it over time. Somebody might have another suggestion?
     
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    Thanks Muraad. Will wait and see what others say. Thinking it would be best to increase over a month or so adding an hour a week till I get up to max no of hours a day. I am only going to run lights for a max of 6 hours a day. On at 15hoo & off at 21hoo. Is this in order.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    start with small intervals increasing on coral addition, the more demanding the coral the longer the period.

    zoa's, mushrooms etc ect can survive on as little as 3 hours of light a day with food addition to the system.
     
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