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08-06-2017, 11:38 PM
Just switch from radion to
Ati 8 bulb t5 with 2 xho reefbrite led strip

Ok can some user of t5 help me get got schedule

And light height from the water line


Tanks size 48x24x20
Alk 8.5
Cal 425
Mag 1400
No3 5 ppm
Po4 0.02
Temps 78.5 -79
Sps dominant reef system

08-07-2017, 12:11 AM
My T5 lights are 5 inches above the top of the tank and water level is an inch below the top of the tank so anywhere between 5-7 inches above the tank should be good

Not sure about your first question could you clarify please?

08-07-2017, 12:27 AM
Woo just read myself
Get a good schedule
Led on and off
Chanel 1 and 2
Mine 8 bulb ati
Using 6 blue plus
1 purple
1 coral

08-07-2017, 01:19 AM
Personally the schedule is what works best for you my blues are on all day (12 hrs 7-7) my day lights come on at 11 and go off at 6pm

2 actinic
2 blue
2 pink

It also depends on what coral you have mine are all softies so lighting is more forgiving as I don't deal with hard or sips coral I can't help with the lighting choices there

08-08-2017, 05:45 PM
My lights are 8-10 inches AWL, combo of 4 ati blue plus, 2 actinic, 2 coral plus. Running time is 8 hours for 6 bulbs and 12 hours for the other 2 (blue plus). XHO are controlled by profilux via reefbrite dimer control, 12 hours on and 12 hours moon phase variable. My tank is sps only with a small amount of other corals.

08-08-2017, 09:31 PM
And how is your growth and color ??

08-08-2017, 10:42 PM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/36072831551_b1bb3b2892_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WXCG4z)

You decide...

08-08-2017, 10:43 PM
Haha ok i say great and great lol good job man

What is your t an depth and where is you're coral placed.