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Looking for recommendations for light schedule. I currently have my hd 26 ai turn on at 7 am and off at 11 am. I only look and admire my reef tank from 2:30 to about 8 pm. Should I reduce my light schedule to 11 am to 9 pm? Or remendations on how long I should keep my lights on?
 
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Looking for recommendations for light schedule. I currently have my hd 26 ai turn on at 7 am and off at 11 am. I only look and admire my reef tank from 2:30 to about 8 pm. Should I reduce my light schedule to 11 am to 9 pm? Or remendations on how long I should keep my lights on?
Are you keeping corals? If fish only then lights don't matter. I have coral and run my kessils for a total of 12 hours, 5 hours peak lighting with the rest being a ramp up/down
 
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Are you keeping corals? If fish only then lights don't matter. I have coral and run my kessils for a total of 12 hours, 5 hours peak lighting with the rest being a ramp up/down
I am keeping corals. But I'm thinking since I'm not here all day and lights turn on at 7 am and off at 11 pm is just a little to long. So I might change the schedule to 11 am on and 9 pm off. With a ramp up and ramp off.
 

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I am keeping corals. But I'm thinking since I'm not here all day and lights turn on at 7 am and off at 11 pm is just a little to long. So I might change the schedule to 11 am on and 9 pm off. With a ramp up and ramp off.
Ahhhh, in OP you said they went off at 11am
 

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Are you keeping corals? If fish only then lights don't matter. I have coral and run my kessils for a total of 12 hours, 5 hours peak lighting with the rest being a ramp up/down
Just curious, what is your spectrum settings? I've not really found what works yet for me.
 
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I haven't checked my spectrum setting with a par meter. But I'll take a pic of how I have it set now.
 
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I peak at 50 percent for blues and keep the other colors in the upper 20s. Anything higher the corals seem not to be happy at all.
 
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I typically don't see ppl running the reds and greens so high. That being said other advice here about duration is good. Around 12 hours total, ramped with peak duration between 4-6 hours. Borrow a par meter and set your intensity based on the corals needs.
 

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