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Old 12-31-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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So I have 1 T5 light for my 30 gallon tank. How long should I keep it turned on?
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Is it a 36Watt bulb?
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You are growing plants correct? Assuming that you have a 30 gallon Breeder i would say that you have LOW LIGHT according to these charts.
PAR vs Distance, T5, T12, PC - New Chart - The Planted Tank Forum

I would leave the light on about 10 hours a day. If algae becomes a problem, then lower the photoperiod.

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Excellent List Of Plants For Low Light Tanks - General Aquarium Plants Discussions - Aquatic Plant Central
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Iím just doing a FOWLR tank.
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I apologize. I was thinking of a "planted tank".
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Itís fine. How long should I leave it on with a FOWLR tank?
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Old 12-31-2017, 02:55 PM   #9
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I do not know, but I know people that do. Send Brookster123 an IM...he has a FOWLR tank.
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Had.. a fowlr you can leave the lights on 10-12 hours a day.
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