reef light cycle

Discussion in 'Reef Lighting' started by skyvern2130, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. skyvern2130

    skyvern2130 Stylophora

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    im trying to figure out what my light cycle should be, like a 10 hr cycle, something like 8am-6pm with fug going 5pm-8am, or something like 8am-10pm and fug 9pm-8am or what any suggestions
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A 10 hour cycle is plenty, so something like your first example.
     
  4. cashmn

    cashmn Plankton

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    I run a 10 hr cycle on the fuge and a 8 hr cycle on the display. It seems to work well as the chaeto and other macro algaes are doing well in the fuge as well as the corals in the display.