Photoperiod for Low-Light Shrimp Tank

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Geoff, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I just planted a 10g tank tonight that will be housing red cherry shrimp in the near future. The tank has:
    - anubias coffeefolia
    - anubias nana
    - wisteria
    - windelov java fern
    - java moss
    - marimo balls

    I have a 20" Finnex Stingray LED light and a glass versa-top. I am not using fertilizers.

    I was thinking of running the lights for 6 hours. Is that too much or can I go longer? I don't mind a little bit of algae as the shrimp will enjoy eating it, but I don't want the tank overrun.

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  2. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Wow, the tank looks awesome! Nice job, Geoff!

    I think 6 hours is a good start. You could always increase it a bit more later if you think it's needed. :)
  3. OP

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember


    I might do some rearranging tonight.
  4. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Are you still doing the moss tree?
  5. OP

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Nah, that idea got scrapped. The footprint of the tank was a lot bigger in my mind's eye! It would've just been too cramped with the tree. I just finished making some rearrangements, namely with the stones. I'll post in the tank build thread.
  6. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Aww, that's too bad. It would have been really cool to see those shrimp in the tree. :D

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