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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Light intensity and duration effect on plants

Ok, so if you have way too much light and you cut the amount of time the plants get the light do you negatively affect their growing because the duration is lessened?

For now I am running my only lamp, twin TO5 on my twenty raised about 6 inches from the water. I'm only going about 7 or 8 hours otherwise I think i would be in algae hell. I will be lowering the amount of light so i can run them for 12 hours. But for now am i hurting the plants by cutting down the duration?
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