What is the best way to change a lighting schedule?

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I run the hydra 26hd on the pirates of the Caribbean setting. I want to change to the AB+ setting.

Should I slowly tweak over weeks not to shock corals (or will the tweaks make light more inconsistent)

Or just make sure the par is the same and go for it?

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Tempting as it would be to just do an instant change. Like ripping off a bandaid, you’ll likely experience less of a change in growth and health if you go slowly by 1-2% a day on each channel change
 
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Tempting as it would be to just do an instant change. Like ripping off a bandaid, you’ll likely experience less of a change in growth and health if you go slowly by 1-2% a day on each channel change
Perfect, that was my 1st thought, then overthought lol thinking the minor tweaks may be more annoying for corals.
Thanks for your input!
 
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