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Hi how are you?

Tomorrow I'll finish my new Iwagumi.

I'm going to use 2 x 150W HQI for a 120 x 45 x 50 (cm) slightly bigger than the ADA 120-P.

My question here is:

For the first weeks how should I manage the usage of the HQI's since they are the only lighting source that I'm going to use?

I don't want to have an algae explotion, but obviously I want that the HC and the Eleocharis used settle as fast as they can.

Any recomendation at least for the first 2 weeks?

I was reading some jeff senske posts and I didn't found anything related to the first weeks of lighting.

Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards
 

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Try progressively increasing the amount of hours the lights will be on per day. It might be the best way the tank balanced and algae free because 300 watts of metal halide is alot of light. Other guys could probably elaborate on how long exactly you should keep them on and the amount of increase of minutes per day.
 

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Grow emersed!! You can keep the lighting on full 8-10 photo period until it grows in without algae. Check out Tom Barrs report on growing HC emersed.
 
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