Lights on in a Planted Tank
Good morning wet...
I have several 55 G, low tech, planted tanks and all my plants are the tropical variety and used to long hours of daylight in their natural habitat. So, the minimum is 10 hours. I have my tank lights on timers set for 12 hours on and 12 off.
I have a lot of my plants in pots because I use organic potting soil and different substrates. You can move potts or stack them to take the best advantage of the light.
I think it's important to duplicate the natural habitat as close as possible for plants and fish, so longer hours of light seems to work best for my fish and plants.
"Fear not my child, just change the tank water."
Last edited by BBradbury; 09-09-2011 at 08:10 PM.