HELP!! What should I do first?!

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Hello fellow fish tank people, I am still stirring up the bottom & cleaning the strainer and its looking a lot better, my question today is, how to set my lights, I have AquaticLife Edge LED,
Channel 1, color LEDs Start 8:00am / End 8:00pm
Channel 2, White LEDs Start 10:00am / End 5:00pm
Channel 3, Blue Lunar LEDs Start 8:00pm / 12:00am
What would be a better setting for algae control?
 
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Took this a few minutes ago, so much better, tomorrow I will, take out 5 gallons, replace the rock and top off with marine water.
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Took this a few minutes ago, so much better, tomorrow I will, take out 5 gallons, replace the rock and top off with marine water.
Algae loves the redder spectrum of light. That would include your white and color settings. Running white / color lighting on shorter times will help. Algae is going to come in some form regardless. Just stay on top of it and remove it before it dominates the tank. A decent clean up crew will help control this. Siphon out the sandbed often etc.

If you don't have any coral, and you see something nasty coming out, just turn the lights off for a few days. It wont hurt the fish at all.
 
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Algae loves the redder spectrum of light. That would include your white and color settings. Running white / color lighting on shorter times will help. Algae is going to come in some form regardless. Just stay on top of it and remove it before it dominates the tank. A decent clean up crew will help control this. Siphon out the sandbed often etc.

If you don't have any coral, and you see something nasty coming out, just turn the lights off for a few days. It wont hurt the fish at all.
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