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

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by el337, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    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?
     
  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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


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  3. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    That should be fine. The plants may not grow like crazy, but neither will algae.
     
  4. OP
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    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Ok great! Added half a cap of flourish today so hope that aids in a little growth. :)
     
  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    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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  6. OP
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    el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I was planning half a cap per week. Too little? Too much?
     
  7. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You can try that. But if you start seeing algae, you should cut down on the dosing a bit more :)


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