light schedules how do you run yours

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    d.french

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    wanted to start a thread with some useful information. I have always been curious how everyone runs there light cycles to see if i've been running mine somewhat like i should.

    this year i have been running both t5 fixtures the same( nova extreme pro, tx5 aquactinics)
    8 a.m. actinics come on
    9:30 a.m. daylights come on
    5 p.m. daylights go off
    9:30 p.m. all lights off

    is this plenty good or should i stretch out daylight running time, i usually wait until cooler weather before i run daylights longer. thought this would be a good thread for new hobbyist also.
     
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    I run all my lights on for 10-12 hours. But mine don't have separate control for actinics and daylights.
     
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    My lights are on 4 seperate timers. 1 for the actinics and 1 for each of the 3 MH.
    Noon: VHO Actinics come on
    1 PM: left side MH comes on
    1:30 PM: center MH comes on
    2 PM: right side MH comes on
    8:30 PM: left side MH shuts off
    9 PM: center MH shuts off
    9:30 PM: right side MH shuts off
    10 PM: VHO Actinics shut off
     
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    9am attinics
    10am mh turn on
    9pm mh turn off
    9:30 attinics off
     
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    11am - First set of Actinics
    11:30 - 2nd set of Actinics
    12pm - MH daylight

    9pm - MH goes off
    9:30 - First set of Actinics goes off
    10pm - Tank goes dark

    My tank is near north facing windows so it get some ambient light in the mornings before the tank lights start to come on.
     
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    10am VHO actinics come on
    Noon both 250w MH come on
    7 pm MH go out
    9pm VHO go out
     
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    First set of actinics(4 ATI blue plus)

    3:00PM
    Midday sorta,4 more(2 ATI blue plus,2 fiji purple)

    4:00PM
    Full daylight 2 more(KZ 14k,ATI 12k)

    9:00PM full daylight goes off
    10:00PM midday goes off
    11:00PM actinics goes off.
     
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