lighting duration

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by john starkey, 2 Feb 2009.

  1. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi All,i have been reading on some other planted forums that some people are now running there lighting like so,3 to 5 hrs in the morning then a break of between 2 to 4 hrs then then 3 to 5 hrs in the evening,but during the lights out period they try to use some sort of lower light methiod,say like a night light or something just for the fishes sake ,is anyone trying this method? if so how are the plants doing,regards john.
     
  2. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    As far as i'm aware it's of no advantage to the plants, in fact its a disadvantage IMO I know people used to do it to "stop algae getting a hold" and i know for sure that you needn't worry about that mate ;)
     
  3. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Dan,i get what you mean mate,my tank is a jungle but i dont have any algae issues at all at the moment,cheers john :D
     
  4. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    You've been doing what?!?!?!!?
     

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