View Full Version : light duration

08-03-2013, 05:21 AM
Ok so i normally work late and when i get home i like to watch my aquarium for a bit, my question is what is the best time to start my lights? im running 6bulb t5s 2-attenic 3-blue 1-white set on two timers

08-03-2013, 05:42 AM
you can set the time whenever you want:wink: i just posted on your other thread,my photo period is from 10 pm-10 am.i come home late from work but i still get to enjoy it...

08-03-2013, 06:18 AM
I am running 10 bulb t5 fixture, and I have all my lights on for a good 7 hours. I leave the moonlights on for another 5 hours for my "viewing pleasures". Im already pushing it. Just be sure you dont run it too long, or else you will start to get algae.

08-03-2013, 11:47 AM
As I mentioned, I would run them 7 or 8 hours max, so count backwards from bed time and have the lights come on then. Doesn't really matter when the 8 hours happens, so if you need to have main lighting come on at 6pm, fine. My lights ramp from 1% over night, go from 1 to 100% by noon, start ramping down at 8pm so that by 11pm they drop back to 1% overnight.