Re:Thinking about adding a MH pendant, opinions?

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Saint2966
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Hi Carrie, Pete,

Its working now. I added the led moonlights, automatic timers, and lowered the watts and increased the kelvin on the actinics one blue, and one white. The moonlights come on at 6:00 AM-8:00 AM. The actinics overlap about 7:30 AM and stay on till 8:30 PM, The metal highlides come on at 10:AM-2:PM,only 4 hrs daily, and run with the actinics. at 8:00 PM the moonlights come back on, and remain until 10:00 PM. I already had given the seahorses both sides of the tank for hiding places as well as plenty of caves in the center. I also had placed lots of extended artificial plants with height to shade certain areas. The seahorses still take refuge or afternoon naps during halide times, but at least this way, I can still enjoy watching them out and playing during the day, like before. The corals seem satisfied with the short sun periods. I just wont be adding any of the corals that need more lighting. The seahorses will always come first. the temp is maintaining at 73-78, It actually seems to stay cooler with the larger tank, even when the halides are on?? Now that… I cant explain.
Good Luck Carrie on whatever you decide. Thanks Pete for all your help in the changeover.
Cindy


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