Acclimating to New Lights?

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    What is the best way to make the switch from an old lighting fixture to a new one? I just got my Nova Extreme Pro in the mail, and I need to acclimate my aquarium from my Sundial fixture to the Nova Pro (an extra 78 Watts). Thanks guys.
     
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    When I get new bubls or upgrade lights, I change the timer from all day down to 30 minutes. Then I add 15 minutes a day until I get back to full strength. I know it takes a long time, but it is just once a year. Some people take the cloth window screens and pul like 4 layers over the top of your tank. Then every week take a layer off.
     
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    A piece of eggcrate over the top of the tank (under the lights) for about a week is all you need to do. After a week, remove the eggcrate.
     
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    Thank you both!! The new lights came today, but I don't plan on acclimating them on the tank until next week. I'm heading out of town Sunday, so I plan on keeping my old ones on the tank until then...
     
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