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Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Annoying, 29 Sep 2009.

  1. Annoying

    Annoying

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    Hey

    Just a quick question but how long does your primary lights stay on and how long youre actinics?
     
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  3. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    My Actinics run for 10 hours and my Metal Halides for 8 hours.
     
  4. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I only run MH's and run them for about 6.5 hours a day.
     
  5. amalick

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    I run my actnics for 12 hours between 9am and 9pm everyday
    I run my MH's for 6 hours from 2pm until 8pm, but longer on weekends for viewing pleasure
     
  6. IMarine

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    i run 2x t5s blue from 12am on and off at 10pm and the rest of my lights on at 1pm and off at 8pm
     
  7. FransSny

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    I run my t5's for 12 hours and MH for 6.

    I do not however run the T5's all at once from the start. I start with 1 coral blue for an hour , then add 1 actinic for 1/2 hour then add the rest...should invest in timers !
     
  8. Tony

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    I run my Actinics for 11 hours and my halides for 9 hours
     
  9. Warr7207

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    How do you ever enjoy the tank then ?
     
  10. Loki

    Loki cable tie ninja

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    8 t5's
    1 actinic and 1 20000k 10 am to 10 pm
    1 actinic and 1 20000k 11 am to 11 pm
    2 12000k from 12 midday till 8 pm
    2 6500k from 12:30 till 5pm
     
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    Loki cable tie ninja

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    1 actinic and 1 20000k 11 am to 11 pm
    2 12000k from 12 midday till 8 pm
    2 6500k from 12:30 till 5pm
     
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