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I have a 15 gallon nano reef, running 2 kessil a80’s over it (1 on its way in the mail) with spectral controller. Running a icecap gyre 1k around the back just to clear up detritus. For filtering I have a reef glass protein skimmer, and I have an aquaclear 70 with the ocean box designs surface skimmer modified into a refugium with a eshoppes curve light lighting it. I have an ato and in my resovior I put polyplab 1 part in it to keep my parameters level. I’m really having trouble with my light schedule and I’m gonna need tips once my second kessil a80 comes in, does anyone run dual kessil a80s over a 10, 15, 20, or 25 gallon that can give me tips on the light schedule. I am planning on using the acclimation setting but I still need a solid schedule, any tips help, thanks! (P.S. it used to be a peninsula but I switched it over to a regular landscape style)

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Welcome to R2R!

Your lighting schedule should not change due to the number of lights that are on your tank. Just insure that you are not overpowering your system with the light. 8-10 hours depending on how intense you are running the lights. Each system is different with its lighting needs and what the system responds to. When you make changes make sure that you slowly implement them.

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