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how do you setup your turn-on/off timing?

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1. all lights turn on the same time for 8 hours
2. 1st hour goes to flourescent and the next 6 hours goes to halide and the last hour goes back to flourescent
3. just halides for 8hours

How do you timed your pressurized CO2 setup as well?

thank you thank you very much :)

ps. I searched the net but nothing useful came up. :(
 

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I don't have halide but I have a 4x65 fluorescent.

C02 comes on.
2 Hrs later lights on for 10 hrs
c02 off 2 hrs before lights off
lights off
1 hr later HOB filter runs until CO2 comes on again.
 

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anyone else? I'm sure I'm not the only one using halide+flourescent in 1 chassis.

thank you :)
 

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My flourescents run 10am to 8pm, my halides run noon to 2pm.

But I'm a newby. I haven't changed the timers since it was a reef tank.

My CO2 is on a PH controller.
 

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you'd do about 9 hours of pc with 5 or so hours halide in the center of the pc timespread. so maybe 3 hours pc only, 5 hours halide and pc, 2 hours pc only. If you see algae coming reduce halide duration. With the CO2, turn it on 45 minutes to 1 hour before the pcs come on. Turn it off as soon as the lights go off, don't skimp on CO2.
 

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I would second what CmLarcy stated, although if it's a new setup I would reduce overall lighting to 7 hrs with maybe a 2 hr burst with all lights for the first month or so.
 

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I would second what CmLarcy stated, although if it's a new setup I would reduce overall lighting to 7 hrs with maybe a 2 hr burst with all lights for the first month or so.
any reason for this? is this because of the ammonia being given off by the substrate? what if I does CO2 well into yellow (using drop checker)?

thank you
 
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