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post #1 of 4 Old 05-09-2010, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if running my lights from 830 am till 7 pm is too long for my plants. I have amazon swords and java ferns. I was also thinking about adding some Sagittaria. I have 2 Bright Effects 7-Watt Tubalar CFL 40-Watt Replacement in the hood. Let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-09-2010, 05:37 AM
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That's 10.5 hours if I added correctly. That is an OK amount of time. Unless you start getting algae you can reduce the time.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-09-2010, 06:06 AM
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I don't think that's too long of light duration nor too intense lights. I run my tanks 12hrs/day and have the very named plants in there incl the Sagt w/out any issues.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-09-2010, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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Ok cool cause I had them running for longer than that but i started getting algae so I bought a timer. The algae is starting to clear up now so it seems to be working well.
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