T5 - SPS Question

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  1. Reefking

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    I am curious to know how many hours those with t5 lights run them? I have heard wide ranges from 6 to 12 hours, and was curious to everyone’s preference.

    I prefer to run mine 10 hours, but will cut them back if I see too much algae growth. This lighting duration has been very successful for me.

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    Reefking
     
  2. coralreefer

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    I'm running 11 hrs. Mostly because I enjoy the tank on the tail ends of the photoperiod. I've seen very nice tanks running them 8 hrs only.
     
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    I have a 6 bulb. I run 2 for 10 hours and the other 4 for 4 hours. Have been pleased with growth, color, and lack of algae.
     

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