Lights cycle

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  1. LCornelius

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    Hi all,

    I'm busy planning my light cycle (summer) and would appreciate your help and suggestions.

    The room where my tank will be gets sunlight (not direct) from 07:00 (nice early sunrise) until 19:30 (sunset).

    First off, I will be running a light in the engine room when my lights in the display tank is off. What type of light would you suggest I use for engine room?

    So here is my proposed light cycle:

    Moonlight: 22:00 - 07:00
    Blue light: 07:00 - 08:00 (not to blind the fish with a sudden white light :p)
    White light: 08:00 - 19:00
    Blue light: 19:00 - 22:30

    I will then run the engine room light between 22:00 - 08:00

    Will be using 4 digital timers that I can set to various settings per day, so can mix it up even more.

    Thanks for your input :thumbup:
     
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    That's a very long light cycle IMO. I run mine in different stages from 11:00am to 21:00pm.
     
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    With JD on this, we can chat about this when I see you the weekend but in the meantime , why start so early...you not gonna be home to enjoy it anyway.......
     
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    Not running lights at the moment, just want to get all the research done :thumbup:
    Still need more sand as my DSB is only 3cm high :whistling:
    Sien jou more :1:
     

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