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Thornchase

Light Cycle

I havent found a good answer to my question through my search... I am setting up a jbj 3g pico with stock lighting. What would be a good photo period? 8, 10, 12 hrs? what would be the best?

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There is no "best" light cycle. Do whatever fits you. 12 hours is generally the norm

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Different ppl do different things average is probably around nine hours on. The more they are own though the easier it is for pest algae to grow. I used to light 12 on 12 off but ive backed it down to 10 on 14 off with a fuge on the opposite cylce. Considering backing it down some more.

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do you have actinics, daylights, and moonlights available for different times? if so, i run my actinics from 9am-6:30pm, daylights from 12-4pm, and moonlights for however long i want too. If you don't have that though, i'd run them for 9-10 hours, like james is saying.

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do you have actinics, daylights, and moonlights available for different times? if so, i run my actinics from 9am-6:30pm, daylights from 12-4pm, and moonlights for however long i want too. If you don't have that though, i'd run them for 9-10 hours, like james is saying.

 

Thats actually how mine are set but my actinics are timed to come on at noon and daylights at 1:00 that way everything is still lit up for me to watch when i get home from work for a while.

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Thats actually how mine are set but my actinics are timed to come on at noon and daylights at 1:00 that way everything is still lit up for me to watch when i get home from work for a while.

 

do you have moonlights running in the morning?

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i have a jbj and I'm running the light for 8hrs. so far so good. with my other tanks ive done, i do 10hrs actinic, 8 hrs actinic/daylights, and 24hr moonlights.

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do you have moonlights running in the morning?

Lol well i have one blue led it is own always except for about 4 hours at night. The fixture came with two leds but one quit working.

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