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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-27-2020, 12:45 AM
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So i took my tank down. Way too much melting and algae for my schedule. I probably could have reversed it, but just got lazy to. I am rescaping (again), and im pretty sure the major melting and algae was due to a combination of light and co2. More the light schedule if anything.
Iíll be running pretty much the same plants, Black Seiryu, and manzanita wood.
@ChuckM I get home around 4pm, Iíve been trying to input a good light schedule around that. What setting would you input for the 3pm slot? You can include a dawn/dusk schedule if you want, as i will eventually max the photoperiod in the future.
Also, i have read around that you should start light at 4hours, at 50% intensity for a new tank, when would you start increasing duration and intensity of light if i were to start this way?
@Gunny Nice tank! And awesome looking plants!
Thank you. I ended up changing my scedhule a smidge.
12 am all off
3 am all off
9am all off
12 pm 1 or 2 white 3 red
3 pm all on
6 pm all on da fspec on for 1 hr at 70%
9pm 1 blue

On that scedhule it starts ramping on at 830 ish. And is off by 1115. The green. Hair algae I was having on some of the stems may have been due to co2 being low. I just refilled my bottle and the first 2 days I have seen some better results.

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So i took my tank down. Way too much melting and algae for my schedule. I probably could have reversed it, but just got lazy to. I am rescaping (again), and im pretty sure the major melting and algae was due to a combination of light and co2. More the light schedule if anything.
Iíll be running pretty much the same plants, Black Seiryu, and manzanita wood.
@ChuckM I get home around 4pm, Iíve been trying to input a good light schedule around that. What setting would you input for the 3pm slot? You can include a dawn/dusk schedule if you want, as i will eventually max the photoperiod in the future.
Also, i have read around that you should start light at 4hours, at 50% intensity for a new tank, when would you start increasing duration and intensity of light if i were to start this way?
@Gunny Nice tank! And awesome looking plants!

Hey man, sorry for not replying. For some reason I haven't been getting email alerts of follow-ups.
My schedule is based on when the sun comes up and when I want all lights off. Midday is all lights on. Pretty simplistic But I have to say, right now I'm considering adapting the default 24 hour cycle that comes on the light. They use a schedule that's probably more scientific than mine as it emphasizes different light colors at different times of day. At least it shows more thouht than mine.
The following came from a YT video where he got the actual light settings from Finnex they use for this:
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