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bradshaw

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aquarium lights
« on: September 24, 2014, 02:56:22 pm »
As a newbie, I have been told so many different answers to this question, How long should aquarium lights be on for daily and should they be switched on and off at the same time each day?

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    Re: aquarium lights
    « Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014, 03:44:50 pm »
    On and off times should be kept regular, best handled by a timer.

    It's hard to answer you other question, without knowing more about your tank. The general answer, is if you are getting algae they are on too long, or they are too bright.
    It's said that the worst thing is fear of the unknown, but I suppose that all depends on what you know!

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    Re: aquarium lights
    « Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 05:11:10 pm »
    if not planted - 8-10hrs a day
    if planted.. well
    it depends of minerals you using and how you deliver
    carbon (liquid or pressurized). also light intensity is
    important. it could be anything in between 5-8 hours

    also how much and how strong daylight gets your tank

    and as mentioned above - if there is an algae - it is too much

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    Re: aquarium lights
    « Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 04:22:11 pm »
    Many thanks!