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How long do you need to keep the lights on?
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Davide
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PostPosted: 2006.10.08(Sun)21:47    Post subject: How long do you need to keep the lights on? Reply with quote

I currently have T5 lights running on a FOWLR system.

How long should I have the lights on in the aquarium? Do the live rocks need light? Or is it just for the fish?

Should I also use some moon glow lights? Are they actually beneficial or are they a bother to the marine system?

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unissuh
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PostPosted: 2006.10.08(Sun)23:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people tend to run a photoperiod of about 10-12 hours, simulating a normal day sounds good to me.

Live rock doesn't need light per se, certain hitchhikers on it may though (I.e. corals, algae). The majority of critters will not need light.

I don't know whether moonlights actually have any benefit...I had the impression that they were mainly for the benefit of whoever is viewing the tank at night. Unless you go overboard and light it up too bright, I don't see how they should be detrimental to the system though.
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