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Old 07-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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Lighting during cycling

I would like to start cycling and i wanted to know if i would need lights. I haven't purchased any yet.
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I would like to start cycling and i wanted to know if i would need lights. I haven't purchased any yet.
You don't need the lights to cycle the tank. I had them, and I just left them off during the cycle to prevent algae.
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You don't need the lights to cycle the tank. I had them, and I just left them off during the cycle to prevent algae.
If I may ask a question, do you know how many hours per day I would leave the lights on if cycling with plants?
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8 hours is a decent photo period which can be adjusted based on algae growth.
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