Proper Lighting Requirement for 75 gallon Mixed Reef Tank

markymark54

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Please all: give me your feedback as to suggestions of better EXISTING lighting plan:
I love the setup I have and considered adding a Reef Brite XHO Blue Led 48" for more color...
I want to know if I am running the existing setup long enough or is it too much?

I have a regular sized 75 gallon tank running - loaded with live rock and mixed: Hard and Softs, Zoas, Anemones, 8 small mixed reef fish,
and a variety of snails, conch, crabs, shrimp...

The existing lighting is:
(4) Four 65W PowerCompact ~ (run for 12 hours)
(2)Two 175W Metal Halide Corallife 20000K ~ (run for 4 hours)
(8) Eight XHO Blue Led for moonlight
 

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Not really that experienced with the MH's, but it seems like that might be a lot of light. How are the corals responding to the current lighting? Got any pictures?

Welcome to R2R by the way. Sorry for the late response. Threads kind of get buried from time to time.
 

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Please all: give me your feedback as to suggestions of better EXISTING lighting plan:
I love the setup I have and considered adding a Reef Brite XHO Blue Led 48" for more color...
I want to know if I am running the existing setup long enough or is it too much?

I have a regular sized 75 gallon tank running - loaded with live rock and mixed: Hard and Softs, Zoas, Anemones, 8 small mixed reef fish,
and a variety of snails, conch, crabs, shrimp...

The existing lighting is:
(4) Four 65W PowerCompact ~ (run for 12 hours)
(2)Two 175W Metal Halide Corallife 20000K ~ (run for 4 hours)
(8) Eight XHO Blue Led for moonlight
Edit: You are using those PCs for most of the day and what you have is all good.
 

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