Aqua life T5 Hybrid setup

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I am currently running 3 A360we on my aquarium. I am adding a T5ho hybrid setup. Should I just let the T5 run for 8 hrs from the start or increase the hrs over weeks. Like start with 1 hour a day for a week then 2hrs ........
 
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depending on if you have coarls

if you dl then I would ramp up over time
If not then I don’t think it would matter.

Personally I had frags and just went full on right away. No issues for me. But again small frags and was not worried if I lost them.
 

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Another option would be to lower the intensity on your Kessils and slowly increase it over time if need be. In my experience, adding the T5 lighting won't be a shock to your corals unless you have a big increase in par.
 
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I just went with mine. No ramp up. I have a fully stocked mixed reef. 48 inch hybrid with 3 kessil A360WE

Edit I did start mine higher height and lower them over the course of a couple months
 

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