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Old 07-01-2017, 12:04 AM   #1
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Pressurized CO2 and split photo periods?

Hi all,

Well, at long last I may finally be getting my tanks filled and my CO2 system set up. It's taken far longer than I expected.

So, I have a question about CO2 and lighting: to keep algae under control, I've run a split photo-period: on from 8AM-noon, off from noon-4PM, and on from 4-8PM (4-4-4). It's worked well to keep the worst algae under control.

Do I need to stop doing that and go back to a continuous 8-hour lights on, or will the CO2 be effective if I set its timer to 4-4-4?
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Hi all,



Well, at long last I may finally be getting my tanks filled and my CO2 system set up. It's taken far longer than I expected.



So, I have a question about CO2 and lighting: to keep algae under control, I've run a split photo-period: on from 8AM-noon, off from noon-4PM, and on from 4-8PM (4-4-4). It's worked well to keep the worst algae under control.



Do I need to stop doing that and go back to a continuous 8-hour lights on, or will the CO2 be effective if I set its timer to 4-4-4?


Yay co2! U could do either to be honest, it doesn't matter when it comes on or turns off aslong as its on when the lights are on, I'd advise to start it 1-2 hours before lights on tho just to have some readily available when the lights turn on

If going with the 4-4-4 is suggest turning it on an hour before each lighting interval
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I run mine still on split periods so I can see tank in morning and at night. Maybe not as per nature does but plants seem to go ok.
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I run mine still on split periods so I can see tank in morning and at night. Maybe not as per nature does but plants seem to go ok.
Yeah, I may keep it as is, since the plants mostly seem to be doing well.
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