I'm closer to Mike and Kristy.
Actinics run for 12 hrs per day. I've been running this light cycle (I always think of Tron when I hear those two words together) for over 15 years with no issues. The only thing I've changed recentr is that I now only run the halides for 5 hrs instead of ten. You've got to keep in mind that corals in the wild only get direct light exposure for only about 5 hrs per day.
My acro colors went to a whole new level of intensity after I cut back on the halide duration. I also like keeping the 03 lights on for the full duration because they make the coral colors pop.
There's a lot of options out there on the actual cycles on your lights. 1/2, six dozen, or the other in my opinion. Just try to limit your actinics to 12 hrs per day and your main lights to 8 hrs per day.
Last edited by CoryDude; Sun, 15th Apr 2012 at 11:41 PM.
I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.