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Old 12-29-2004, 02:14 AM   #11
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all plants including algea and the stuff on the live rock. the idea of switching the light cycles on the sump and the tank is to make shure that there is always some oxygen being produced in the tank even when the lights in the tank are off
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thanks guys for your help.

And if you have the the sump lights on at night you'll save money because electricity is cheaper at night.
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the other benefit to maintaining constant O2 levels are that the amount of O2 in the water also affects teh Ph level of the water. constant O2 = constant Ph. You can see this for yourself by simply testing the Ph levels through out the day. test it in the morning before the lights come on, test it mid day and then again just before the lights will go off. you'll quite likely get 3 different readings.
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