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Old 17-01-2006, 10:08 PM posted to rec.aquaria.freshwater.plants
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Default How many hrs of light per day?

On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:53:02 +0000, Gill Passman

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Anyone's opinions welcome: how long should lights be left on per day to
ensure that plants get their proper photoperiod?


My lights are on for as long as I'm awake and watching the fish. So on
average this can be around 15 hours a day. I think I've read somewhere
that 12 is the optimum for plants and that any light over and above that
is a waste - unless of course you want to view the fish


I'm with you Gill and like to view my fish after dinner up to bedtime
so I adjust my timer - on at 7am, off at 10am on at 3pm, off at 11pm