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post #11 of 12 Old 08-03-2010, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by zof View Post
If its florescent then take the bulb out and look on the glass near the ends, it should give the k rating, if it doesn't you might want to get a new one anyways then. The kit I got from petsmart was an aquaeon, it came with a 8000k bulb, my plant would live but would not grow under it.
sweet thanks.. ill have to look, also I can't remember if I read it or not. what's a good amount of time to have the light on during the day?
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post #12 of 12 Old 08-03-2010, 10:23 PM
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Byron says it best in part four of his planted guide;

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In their natural habitats aquatic plants receive 10 hours of daylight and 10 hours of total darkness, with dusk and dawn being the remaining 4 hours. Using a timer is the best way to provide a duration of 10 to 12 hours of tank light each day. Ensure that the room allows for a minimum of 10 hours of complete darkness each day. Referring back to the issue of balance, the light duration must balance the nutrients available, including CO2. During the first few weeks after setting up a new planted aquarium, monitor plant growth carefully, and be prepared to increase or reduce the duration of light accordingly.
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