7 hours of lighting with 1 hour of ascent and 1 hour of descent means 6 hours of effective lighting. Beware of staggered lighting hours late at night, as a room is lit as early as the morning.
Whites and yellows are at 80% of maximum, blues at 70% of whites.
Final set-up and acclimatization
Depending on the conditions offered (CO2, suitable fertilization, etc.), we can consider growing the white and yellow varieties at full power.
The acclimatization mode is designed to handle this automatically.
In this case, where we want to start at 80%-80%-56% (i.e. 80% of the final lighting) and finish at 100%-100%-70%, here’s how to set it up.
The control box will gradually build up to its maximum in 60 days.
The final duration can be envisaged between 8h and 10h effective, or 9h and 11h with one hour of ascent and one hour of descent.
Here are a few special cases:
Very bright room
Influential ceiling lights
Heavily planted planters
Setting up Eheim PowerLed ramps
Proxima and Proxima Scape aquariums have a shallower depth of 50 cm. It’s best to dim the lights. Here’s an example. Particular attention should be paid to the gradual increase in intensity, in which case we prefer to manually increase the intensity or extend the number of days for the acclimatization climb.
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