Split time or constant?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Ap05, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. A

    Ap05 Well Known Member Member

    Hey guys. Quick question on lighting. What's the general consensus with timers? I have mine on from 6 am to 9 am, 5 PM to 10 PM daily.

    I'm getting moderate growth. Is this method preferred or will changing to a straight 8 hours benefit me more? Thanks
  2. Coradee

    Coradee Moderator Moderator Member

    Imo one period of lighting of around 8 hours per day is best, have the lights on when you're in & want to see your fish.
    Unless you have live plants the lights are mostly for our benefit as the fish don't really need them.
  3. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    I agree, a solid photoperiod is better then a split. But as mentioned in other threads that it depends on your schedule. More of a personnel preference. I do a 7 hour photoperiod; 12pm-7pm. But I just added a Finnex that will run from 3pm-8pm. Wanted more light. lol
  4. OP

    Ap05 Well Known Member Member

    I changed it from 12 to 10 PM. If I get an algae out break I'll cut it back some. Seems my wisteria has really taken off since I changed it.
  5. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Excellent! I wouldn't do anymore then that.

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