nice! congrats i suppose
do they give you any critique or explain why you get rated the way you do?
no worries no obligations here, we all have enough of those..
what you're saying about the lighting schedule makes sense. My initial goal with having a pause in my lighting was to enjoy the tank most myself. On in the afternoon to enjoy it when my afternoon is off and the same goes for the evening.
Doing it 4,2,4 was to stay closest to natural lighting, I've got led installed that I use for dimmer effects and is on full blast in the pause as to simulate a shade dropping over the whole thing midday.
There's 2 t5 39 watt purple and yellow bulbs that go for the full 4 n 4 and are also to create a sunrise set effect and there are 2 t5 45 watt 6k white bulbs for midday blast that go for 2 hours in the middle of each run.
Would you consider this too much light for my setup?
I never thought of the fact that now that I've got led in this tank I can enjoy it any time of the day anyway with the appropriate lighting.. I might switch this tank over to a single cycle a day and see how that goes with pearling etc. cos this does seem to happen most at the end of each 4hour run.
Will post a '3 week in' update soon, shall include the matter.
A couple of weeks ago i had my first co2 accident, this was with a diy set though, they are quite hard to regulate I've found.. Came home to find about 15 fish nearly unconscious on the surface. Lost a angelfish sadly but was in time to save the rest.