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Old 01-30-2010, 11:00 AM   #21
 
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I'd strongly suggest to use chems as these as a VERY last resort. A well maintained & balanced tank as explained in various posts earlier doesn't have algae issues. Get that balance & maintenance right and all will be fine. These products can cause quite some problems with plants and inverts in the tanks, keep that in mind
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:04 PM   #22
 
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Any product that kills algae will likely harm the plants. Algae is just another plant. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it may well have a detrimental effect on the fish.
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Old 02-01-2010, 04:57 PM   #23
 
Yea, I have to agree, I am not big on chemicals. I was thinking of going 3 hours ON, 1 Hour off, 3 Hours ON, 1 Hour off, 4 Hours on... with the lights.

Currently running 5 on, 1 off, 5 on.

Will this schedule hurt the plants?
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Old 02-01-2010, 05:16 PM   #24
 
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Yea, I have to agree, I am not big on chemicals. I was thinking of going 3 hours ON, 1 Hour off, 3 Hours ON, 1 Hour off, 4 Hours on... with the lights.

Currently running 5 on, 1 off, 5 on.

Will this schedule hurt the plants?
A question was recently asked in another thread about the "siesta" schedule, and I did some research and couldn't find much that was definite, but there is agreement from most that the better schedule is 5-6 hours on, 2 hours off, then 5-6 hours on. The 2 off hours hamper algae but not apparently plants. But the on periods should be 5 hours minimum. Again, I have no absolute evidence for this, just comments from plant experts and I'd rather not take risks as you could end up losing the plants.

When time permits I will look further into this issue, I will have to directly contact some of my authorities.

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Old 02-01-2010, 06:13 PM   #25
 
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I doubt the 1hrs off will be effective.
When I battled my tank a while back I then set it to 5on, 4off, 5 on that has worked for me.
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