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Old 04-17-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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Sunlight Question

My tank is situated as such that it gets indirect sunlight much of the afternoon.

I remember reading that a tank should get 10-12 hours of "light" per day. I am just setting up a timer for my NO lights and I am wonderwing how much to leave the lights on. I'd love them to be on when I am home in the evening, but I am not sure how many hours I can have since the tank does get some sunlight.

How much "complete" darkness (i.e. no overhead lights or sunlight) is ideal for the tank?

29 gallon tank
40 lbs of LR
1.5 inches of LS
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CPR BakPak skimmer w/ preskimmer
Aquaclear 201 and 301 powerheads
Tronic 100W heater
2 20W NO lights
5-stage RO filter

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Old 04-17-2004, 05:11 PM   #2
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I would set the lights up around your schedule, I don't think a bit of AM ambient light is gonna hurt and you can always put up a drape. I personally have my lights on until 11 pm and the room is lit by sunlight in the am, no problems.

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light, sunlight

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