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    Share your light schedule

    Hi, I would love to hear other people's LED light schedules. I'd like to know the size of your tank, the intensity of your light (watts and %) from day to night, whites, blues... You get the point...

    Maybe you can share other useful tips about how to set up a schedule for LED lights..

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    I am pretty basic. I run a evergrow 165 watt LED over a 60 gallon cube. I run my blues at 100%, they come on at 10:00am go off at 8:00pm. My white are at 50 %(took me about a month to ramp up this high) and run from 11:00am to 6:00pm.

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    110g penninsula OBD tank has 2 120w i think 7 color LEDs...100% for 7-8hrs a day. usually from 3pm-9 or 10pm

    120g marineland has 2 stark 60w led blue and white and 1 120w multi color 5 colors led 100% same amount of time.
    They r just reef breeders or watever they r called after those.

    Leds are prob 12-16" off the tank. HTHs
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    My current lighting schedule on my Reef Radiance DM-165p+. Royal Blues are the moonlights.

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    Current tank(s): Oceanic 58 with a 29g sump, Eheim 9g nano

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    Just came from an LFS and found out that they are running %100 blue and %50 white...

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    That's how most ppl do it. Stores also run a lot of blue to make the coral pop. U have to ask to see it in white. Or at least I do lol.
    Edit:rainy Dave u just got all tech savy on us. Is this apex. Way to rich for my blood. Plz explain ur schedule in laymen terms lol.
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    Running a Kessil A360N with Spectral Controller. Start at 9 am 100% blue and 5% intensity. By 12 pm it's 50% blue and 70% intensity until 3 pm and then ramps back down to 100% blue 5% intensity and turns off at 8:30pm. Kessil is 14" off the water surface. Try to create a natural sunrise/sunset throughout the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainydave View Post
    My current lighting schedule on my Reef Radiance DM-165p+. Royal Blues are the moonlights.

    It's the iPhone app for the setting the light.

    Setup time: is the start time in 24 hour format
    White: is the percentage of White
    Blue: is the percentage of Blue
    Royal Blue: is the percentage of Moon Light

    Basically, I start the ramp up at 10a (slot #2) with 14% White, 17% Blue, 0% Royal Blue. They slowly ramp up until they are on full (55% White, 65% Blue) at 3p (slot #2). Then then ramp down and shut off of main lights at 9p (slot #13). The moon lights ramp up from 8p (slot #12) and off at 11:59p (slot #17).

    Here is the light map. My optics are all 120 degrees
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    Current tank(s): Oceanic 58 with a 29g sump, Eheim 9g nano

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    rainydave-I'm running the Reef Radiance LumenTek Pro180 Pretty much the same layout, same optics as the 165p+ just more diodes. Great units!! Wish the 165p+ was around when I was ordering. I like the iPhone app!!
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