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Old 06-12-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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Lights During cycling

Do the flourescent lights in my FO need to be left on at least x hours per day during cycling to help the bacteria establish? Or can I just save the bulbs life for later?
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What kind of lighting do you have? PC, NO, or MH?
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Regular lighting, whatever came with the hood, I know it's 40 watts. I'd venture it's NO.
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no the bacteria doesn't need lighting. You could run it 6 hours a day if you like, just to start establishing a photo period for the live rock.
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