Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Beginner Saltwater Aquariums (
-   -   Cycling - Lighting (

bigfishy 01-07-2011 04:45 PM

Cycling - Lighting

I'm starting a much bigger tank than I'm use to and going for a reef tank this time. It's a 80 gallon reef tank.

I currently have 2x 50/50 Power Compact 96 Watt bulbs and a MH.

My question is How long do you keep the lights on for? Silly I know I should know this by now

Start at 4hrs per day and increase by 1 hour per week?
What is a good starting point for each forum of light? Power Compact and Metal Halide
I currently run the PC for 2 hrs and the MH for 45 mins in the middle of the PC time.
I think this is way to short, but I thought slow is good.


Thomso 01-23-2011 01:18 AM

Hi, you haven't said what is in the tank or how long it has been running. Has the tank finished it's initial cycle ?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2