Right now I am experementing with diffrent times that my lights are on. I am running 2 T5 HO's. One is a 18000k the other is 6500k, and I run them on from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm. The other light assembly has 2 T10 Actintic 03 blue 20W bulbs. I run those from 7:00 am - 11:00 am, and on again at 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm theres a total of 118 Watts right now. If you read my profile I'm going to be upgrading soon. Just wanted a heads up on when the best times are to run my lights. Trying so simulate the cycles of daylight that actually occur in real life.
i would back off the actinics somewhat, i know it looks sweet . but not needed. moon light will simulate lunar cycles moreso then actinics. save your light man. your actinic should come on an hour or 2 before day lights come on then shut off an hour or two after day lights shut off
So I timed the Actintics to 9:00 am - 11:00 am and 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm so that should be ok. How about the Daylight cycle though it's only on from 11:00 am - 5:30 pm is that enough HO light exposure time for the photo proccess. Is 10 hours of artificial light enough light for the photo period.