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Thread: Lunar Lights

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    so i have a new sunpod with 2x250 MH and 9x9 lunar lights. 9 of them white and 9 of them blue. im curious to as to what kind of rotation i should put the lunar lights on. should i have them on both at once, or cycle them in what order, and for how long. pretty much i want what will be the least stressfull for my fish and coral. im only asking about the lunar lights, incase i didnt explain myself.

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    The lunar lights are for night time veiwing.After your white lights go out.
    I turn mine off when I go to sleep though! lol
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    If you have a sophisticated enough system, you can use your lunar lights to mimic the phases of the moon. Obviously for a full moon you would have them all on at the same time. Coral spawning is directly linked to the lunar phases and as a result, if your lunar lights are timed correctly, you should see coral spawning take place. However, if not, then you can do what you want with them. I personally only have blue lunar lights on mine and I run them every night and turn them off completely every few weeks.
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    When you run them, do you run them all night, or do you have at least some time when the tank is totally dark.

    I never use mine because I was worried about leaving them on all night, and I don't want to set up a timer just for the moonlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachfraley
    When you run them, do you run them all night, or do you have at least some time when the tank is totally dark.

    I never use mine because I was worried about leaving them on all night, and I don't want to set up a timer just for the moonlights.
    i have mine on a timer, everything is ona timer. but whats the difference in effect(besides color) of the white LED compared to the blue LED. i dont want to shock my fish or coral with too much of one thing

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    The only effect difference is going to be intensity. On nights where the moon is closer to being full, the light from it is a more intense white then others. You would use the white lunar lights in conjunction with the blue ones to simulate a full, or nearly full, moon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.elcajon
    i have mine on a timer, everything is ona timer. but whats the difference in effect(besides color) of the white LED compared to the blue LED. i dont want to shock my fish or coral with too much of one thing
    What else do you have on a timer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyPox
    What else do you have on a timer?
    just the lights, the LEDS and the MH. why?

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    Just curious- for simplicity sake, some people throw everything (heater, lights, filter, etc...) on a timer. Obviously a bad thing to do

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    oh ya, all that would be way too much

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