Fluval Marine 3.0 settings

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Just got my first fish in my tank after cycling and was wondering a bit about light settings as didn’t want to encourage any nuisance growth, I have the fluval 3.0 marine light and currently have the settings as bellow, do people think this will be alright to begin with?

And would love some recommendations for settings once corals are in?
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What are the tank's dimensions and length of the light? I would likely crank most channels to 100% if keeping corals, as those lights don't have much wattage.
 
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What are the tank's dimensions and length of the light? I would likely crank most channels to 100% if keeping corals, as those lights don't have much wattage.
It’s the fluval flex 123l : 82 x 39 x 40cm (LxHxW)

I was planning to knock it all up when I put corals in but as the tank is so young still I thought it was best to keep light levels low
 
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Is it the 32 watt fixture?

I would try to ramp up to about 100% on the middle 3 channels and as much white as you can stand with a little red for at least 6 hours. The rest of the day, you can dim down or go more blue-only to help with algae.

Hopefully more Fluval users will chime in.

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