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Do plants care when it's lights on?

mjbarnard

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I generally cant get home before 8pm. Although my setup is medium to high light, pressurised CO2, EI nutrients, I will be limiting the light initially, as advised here. I will probably go for 6 hour photo period initially, using 2 out of 4 x 54W T5.

Since I would like to see the tank and it's inhabitants, does it make any difference if I time the lights on from 4pm to 10pm? Or even 5 to 10pm? Obviously there will be daylight in the room, but no direct sunlight on the tank.

Apologies for simplistic question!

Matthew
 

Gfish

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Not at all, set the lighting period and fish feeding times to fit in with your schedule. Mine come on at 3 and go off 11.30.
So long as there's not sunlight hitting the tank too strongly you should be ok, but if it's too much you're most likely going to get lots of green spot algae on the glass.

:)
 
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