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Old 10-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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Tank lighting

How long should I be keeping my tank light on?
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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Do you have live plants?
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Yes I have 3 smaller ones
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #4
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Please help. I have been turning my light off at night and I don't know if this is ok. When I get up in the morning and turn the light back on the fish are docile.
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You should invest in a timer for the lights so there's a normal consistent time they're on for the fish. A good amount of time is 8 to 10 hours. Less if you're light is really bright and you're getting algae.
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From 12am to 11pm is ok for low light planted tank?
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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I have my lights on from around 8am to 8pm, and everything seems to be working out. The plants are getting the light they need, and the fish seem fine.

When i first turn on the lights in the morning, a lot of the fish are a bit docile, and the Rummynose Tetras aren't so colourful. That changes within a few minutes.
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