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03-14-2005, 09:42 PM
I was wondering how long everyone leaves their fish lights on.

03-14-2005, 10:07 PM
about 10 hours a day.all my tanks are on timers.

03-21-2005, 07:58 AM
I do anywhere from 10 to 14 hours, all but one of mine are on timers. The only tank with no timer is my discus pair; I leave the light on 24 hours when they have eggs or wigglers because they do not spook as easily.

03-21-2005, 09:08 AM
12 hours on a timer in summer 10 in winter.

06-15-2005, 09:18 AM
I have the lights on from 5am-ish to 8pm-ish, which is from the time I'm getting ready for work until the time I've been home for like an hour or so and have fed/observed my fish.

I know that 15 hours is longer than recommended. Does anyone think this is bad for the fish? Algae isn't a problem. Should I have a siesta for them during the day? Does it matter? (they've been subject to this for a year and a half so far)

Thanks for any input.

06-15-2005, 01:54 PM
Neo - If you're not having algae problems than I don't think there's anything wrong with your times.

06-15-2005, 02:21 PM
Neo, you know that you just jinxed yourself right? Here comes the algae!!! LOL, just jokin. I'm in the same boat. I have my aquarium in front of a window and keep lights on for about 12 hours per day. Sometimes longer with my actinic light runnin when I stay up later and I dont have any algae problems either.