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Old 01/03/2008, 09:12 PM
PuffersKick PuffersKick is offline
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Question Refugium lighting

I have been running my fuge light 24/7.

Recently went to a LFS and was talking to a guy, and he said I should run my fuge light on an inverse cycle as my tank lights.

I don't really see the benefit of that...

So what is the best light cycle for a fuge?
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:16 PM
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2 benefits... When you run your lights, ph goes up so, if youu have it on areverse cycle... it could keep your ph stable and 2nd... pods need night too.
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Old 01/03/2008, 09:23 PM
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Ditto on the pH stability. If you dont have a pH monitor you dont realize how much it swings. Reverse lighting helps this. Everything needs rest also.
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:20 PM
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I run mine same as my lights on my dt tank.Been doing it for about a year never had a ph problem.
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Old 01/03/2008, 10:46 PM
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Gman Test your tank right before the lights go on, and right before they go out. You'll see a difference. If not get a new test kit.

I would not run the refugium light 24/7 as it slows the growth of the macro algae. I run my light to be off when the tank lights are on. Fairly easy with timers.

My pH fluctuates less then .1 daily.
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