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Share your schedule for your Spectral Controller or WiFi Dongle below!

We want to know what schedules work best for you. Please share your timepoints with corresponding color and intensity. As well as the number of lights, the model of light, tank dimensions, and type of livestock (Mixed reef, SPS Dominant, FOWLR, etc.)

Bonus points for posting a picture of your tank! ;)
 

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Do past schedules count?
I had an ap700 over a 40 breeder mixed reef sps dominant. Also had a pair of A360's and ran the same schedule.

11:00AM 0% Color 10% Intensity
11:30 30% color 35% intensity
12PM %50 Color 70% intensity
8PM %50 color 70% intensity
8:30PM 25% color 30% intensity
9PM 0% color 0% intensity


 
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Do past schedules count?
I had an ap700 over a 40 breeder mixed reef sps dominant. Also had a pair of A360's and ran the same schedule.

11:00AM 0% Color 10% Intensity
11:30 30% color 35% intensity
12PM %50 Color 70% intensity
8PM %50 color 70% intensity
8:30PM 25% color 30% intensity
9PM 0% color 0% intensity


Past or present schedules work! We just want to have a master thread to compile schedules in one place
 

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Current Office tank with 1 360 X

8am 1% Intensity, 0% color
9am 80% Intensity, 31% color, 100%UV, 30% Red, 20% green
1pm 80% Intensity, 31% color, 100%UV, 30% Red, 20% green
2pm 34% Intensity, 0% color, 14% Violet, 0% Red, 0% green
4pm 34% Intensity, 0% color, 14% Violet, 0% Red, 0% green
5pm Off

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My old main display before my recent move. 2 A360WEs 1 OG 360 and 4 actinic t5s.

Apex Controlled
10am 13% Intensity 0% color
6pm 100% Intensity 60% color T5s On
10pm 100% Intensity 60% color T5s Off
12am 13% Intensity 0% color
Manual off from midnight till 10.

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Yes! This is perfect, I'll be setting up 4 A360wes and an aquaticlife hybrid 4 bulb t5 over my 75 when i get home and I will be following to see if there are others with a similar setup with measurable results.
 

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o_O My controller came in today!
Not set up yet, I'll have to wait until my father goes to sleep (I'm his caregiver).

Not on the controller yet, but I'm excited and wanted to share my kessil tanks.
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here's a pic of my 2 fallow tanks. The 75 is ready for fish and the 40b is my first attempt at sps dominate!
 

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I've always used a 12hr cycle with my Kessil's, three 160's on my 22g nano (no longer running), a80 over my 20g QT and two 700's w/one 360x over my custom 90g. 3hr ramp up, peak for 6hrs and 3hr ramp down.
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For the 360x I'm running the following, which I just added, so I'm slowly raising the intensity.
Time Int Color Violet
7:55 - 0% - 0% 0%
8:00 - 10% - 0% - 0%
11:00 - 40% - 30% - 100%
14:00 - 55% - 30% - 100%
17:00 - 40% - 30% - 100%
20:00 - 10%- 0% - 0%
20:05 - 0% - 0% - 0%
I use the mid point to increase intensity over the peak in a more gradual way. This allows me to raise the mid point by whatever percentage, wait a week, then raise the 11:00 & 17:00 points to match.
I'll be replacing my 700's with 360x's some time next year and will most likely have 6 total when I'm done.
The screenshot is the programming of the 700's, kinda follows the spectral controller schedule. I start off with the lowest blue setting, then halfway between the 2nd and 3rd blue setting, mid day is 3rd blue from the bottom, then back down again.
 

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That's a beauty of a tank
Thanks! I really miss that tank, it was kinda on auto pilot when I upgraded. I have a 25 nuvo black that I'm going to set up later this year, so we'll see if I can replicate the success? Ones thing for sure, I'm only using ocean rock and will never use dry rock again.
 

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Thanks! I really miss that tank, it was kinda on auto pilot when I upgraded. I have a 25 nuvo black that I'm going to set up later this year, so we'll see if I can replicate the success? Ones thing for sure, I'm only using ocean rock and will never use dry rock again.
I just got back into the hobby after being gone for 15 years and had not idea how hard it is to get real live rock. My old 125 had all Marshall Island & Tonga rock that was fresh when I got it. When I got out of the hobby I saved it all and has been keep dry stored all these years. Its what I used when I setup my new tank 5 months ago. Still not fresh live rock but not man made. Check out my build thread to see pics of it
 

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So I am new to this hobby. Have a 10 gal reef set up. Just added some corals (pulse Heteroxenia, duncan, mushroom, blasto and a Goniopora). If you think my lighting is too much or too little please give me some pointers.

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