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Time of day for lights?

myboyshay

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Hi there,

I feel a bit stupid asking this question but I've read you should light your tank for 8 - 10 hrs, daylight hours, from morning to night but If I did that I would never see my tank lit.

Would it make much difference to the growth of my plants HC and E.Tenellus if I set the lights from 1 til 9 say?

Thanks in advance

Mark
 

Steve Smith

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Nope. 1 - 9pm is fine :) The only factor is the amount of natural daylight the tank gets. If it gets direct light, then you might be effectively legthening your photoperiod, but if that's not the case...

I have all of my tanks comming on at various times in the afternoon (depending on wanted photo period) untill 10pm :)
 

myboyshay

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Cheers Steve,

I thought as much just wanted to double check....the tank will be well out the way of natural light.

Cheers

Mark
 
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