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Postby PufferBabe on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:32 am

how long can you leave lights on a tank with live rock to avoid algae growth? (20watt light)
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Re: lights

Postby LongGrain on Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:36 am

I think about 8 hours a day is what most people try to keep to.
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Re: lights

Postby wagner7123 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:00 am

I run about 12-14 hrs daily, I have some hair algae (actually just on 1 rock), but it hasn't expanded in months.
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Re: lights

Postby El Scorpio on Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:11 pm

My lights are on a timer and run for about 9 hours a day. I do have a small patch of hair algae that I allow to grow in the tank because my puffer and bullet goby both graze on it, but if it starts growing anywhere else I just scrape it off.
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Re: lights

Postby PufferBabe on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:42 pm

thanks for the info everyone!!! :D
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Re: lights

Postby matt612 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:50 pm

8hrs is good
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Re: lights

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:54 pm

i also vote 8 hours
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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