Question Lighting Time

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If I remember correctly, you should only have your aquarium light on for 6 hours, right?
Can I turn my light on pretty late in the day (about 3:00 pm)? Does it matter for my betta or plants wheni keep the light on (I would keep it on during a certain time consistently)?
 

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8 hours for the planted tank is typical. Doesn't matter what time of day!
For non planted tanks light schedule is not a huge deal as long as there's no algae
 
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-Mak- said:
8 hours for the planted tank is typical. Doesn't matter what time of day!
For non planted tanks light schedule is not a huge deal as long as there's no algae
Ty! I love looking at my tank in the late afternoon since I have a lot to do during the day, so that works out!
 

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julifhy said:
Ty! I love looking at my tank in the late afternoon since I have a lot to do during the day, so that works out!
This is just my personal opinion, but i prefer tk try to mimic the day. So basically, i let the sun come up, and i turn the light on around 1 00, but because i dont like turning his light of into pitch darkness, i then leave the room light on for about an hour or two, then turn everything off. Hope this helps, prob not tho lol
 
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Greenfungaloo said:
This is just my personal opinion, but i prefer tk try to mimic the day. So basically, i let the sun come up, and i turn the light on around 1 00, but because i dont like turning his light of into pitch darkness, i then leave the room light on for about an hour or two, then turn everything off. Hope this helps, prob not tho lol
It did help! I think that I’ll be able to mimic the day as well. The tank gets a good amount (but not too much) of natural light in the morning and early afternoon, so if I turn the light on in the afternoon, I’ll be able to leave it on until probably an hour before I go to bed. My betta doesn’t go to sleep until I do, so I think this will hopefully work :)
 

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It did help! I think that I’ll be able to mimic the day as well. The tank gets a good amount (but not too much) of natural light in the morning and early afternoon, so if I turn the light on in the afternoon, I’ll be able to leave it on until probably an hour before I go to bed. My betta doesn’t go to sleep until I do, so I think this will hopefully work :)
So glad i could help!!! And that sounds like a great plan!!!
 

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