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Registered: 08-Jun-2007
male usa
Hey ya'll I was just curious when and for how long you have your aquarium lights on for? I'm gettin mine set up on timers is why I ask.
Post InfoPosted 09-Jan-2009 04:14Profile PM Edit Report 
Dangerous Dave
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male australia
I have my lights on for 12 hours a day. Generally anywhere around 12 hours should be fine, give or take.
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Cichlid Kid
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male usa
i leave mine on from about 7am unil i go tobed at night, never had a problem with algae or anyhting.probably because the plants suck up all the nitrates.
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Mega Fish
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male usa us-california
turn mine on around 6:30 in the am and turn off about 9:00 or when i go to bed (can be later)... have some algae which could be controlled but i dont really want to spend the money on a timer when i could just buy more fish/plants/or tank stuff with the same funds.

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Catfish/Oddball Fan
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male usa us-delaware
My lights go from 11 AM to 9 PM, which is 10 hours. How long you want them on for doesn't matter unless you have plants; otherwise it's when you can just have them on for when you want to view the fish.

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
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*Ultimate Fish Guru*
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Mine are 12hrs for each tank 8am-8pm. Both tanks are heavily planted.

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Big Fish
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male usa us-texas

Generally from 7AM to 1AM.

I enjoy staying up late.

The calming qualities of a good aquarium are irrefutable
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