Green bubbletip anemone lighting period?

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  1. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    I keep my lights on for 6hrs only, iv had good growth of corals, never an issue. Its my first time with gbta, is 6hrs ok?
     
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  3. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    IMO, 6 hours is too short. but there will be many other opinions. that said, my lights are on for 12 hours. they ramp up over a 5 hour period, are at their brightest for 2 hours then ramp down.
     
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  4. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Mine is very bright, some told me if the lights are bright enough, 6hrs is all they need for photosynthesis.
     
  5. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I think between 8-10 is optimal
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Will increase slowly
     
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    Brightness has nothing to do with the length of the photo period. 6 hrs is nothe enough. I wouldn't go under 10hrs. I run the lights on the reef tank for 12 hours.
     
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  9. Pickupman66

    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    Very true. you may have the proper intensity bot not allowing it to be long enough will not be good for your anemones.
     
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    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Todays update, what u guys think?

     
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    Pickupman66 Tassled File Fish

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    it looks completely bleached to me. longer periods of light will help it regain the color.
     
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  12. nanomania

    nanomania Vagabond Butterfly

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    Then what shud be done