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Old 05-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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how long to keep lights in?

Is 14 hours too long for lights to be on?
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Yes, I believe so. I would not keep them on more than 12.
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Ok im gonna cut them back to 10 and see if that stops the algae from growing so much.
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If the algae is growing, cutting back is not going to stop the growth. What's your work crew consist of?
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i had some cyano and used chemiclean and its gone now but i want too keep it gone. I dont feed that much and have 2 turbos 3 Margarita, 1 hermit, and a sand sift star.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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Is 14 hours too long for lights to be on?
I keep them on from 7am to 9pm 14hrs no prob
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Smaller tanks can be finicky. Frequent water changes. Check out The Detritus Attack Packs on Liveaquaria.
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I keep them on from 7am to 9pm 14hrs no prob
You don't need that long a photoperiod. It's a waste of electricity, lamps, and can effect livestock.
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