Question How many hours of light for low-light plants?

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I have a water wisteria and anubia. I know they generally don't need a lot of light but wondering how much light they actually need? I have a Finnex planted+ and really only turn on the light from 5pm-11pm. I don't usually like to leave the light on during the day since no one is home. Is 6hrs a day ok for these plants?
 

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Yea low light plants can do well with as little as 4-6 hours I think.


 

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That should be fine. The plants may not grow like crazy, but neither will algae.
 
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Ok great! Added half a cap of flourish today so hope that aids in a little growth.
 

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I'd carefully monitor how much Fluorish you use because you have slow growing plants. They may not be able to compete with the algae for excess nutrients. the instructions on the bottle are just guidelines.


 
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Dom90 said:
I'd carefully monitor how much Fluorish you use because you have slow growing plants. They may not be able to compete with the algae for excess nutrients. the instructions on the bottle are just guidelines.
I was planning half a cap per week. Too little? Too much?
 

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el337 said:
I was planning half a cap per week. Too little? Too much?
You can try that. But if you start seeing algae, you should cut down on the dosing a bit more


 

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