Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 01-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 38
T5 Lighting Timer

My tank (56gal tall) setup consist of community fishes with live plants. I have a T5 Quad light fixture with built-in-timer. For freshwater, do you have the lights on 24hrs/day? Currently, I am playing with the timer and have it setup to where the 10k bulbs are on 14 hours and the actinic bulbs for the remaining hours (after hours). The light fixture has 1 master switch.

How long do you leave your lights on?

dasaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
CleverBs's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Posts: 2,197
lights should be on at max 10 hours, I use a 8 hour photo period on my 75 gallon planted tank. leaving the lights on the long will only promote algae growth and no one likes algae.
75G SPS Bare Bottom Reef
4g Nano LPS Reef
40g Fowlr
CleverBs is offline   Reply With Quote

light, lighting, t5 light, t5 lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Upgrading Lighting in 14 Gallon Nanon --- HELP TheTrav13 Nano Reefs 26 02-02-2012 03:05 PM
Is my new lighting causing my hair algae problem? edmond Saltwater Reef Aquaria 32 10-20-2011 04:09 PM
First Planted Tank - Timer Question mikeybabs Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 09-29-2011 02:28 PM
Lighting timer jgraz General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 12 09-25-2011 09:53 PM
Good timer for lighting? ozorowsky DIY Projects 32 08-07-2011 10:09 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.