why split up the photoperiod?
i never even considered doing that, is there a reason, or just so its on at times when you are there.
Well, I used to have it on constantly through both those periods and in between, but that didn't last long because I had to shorten it due to algae issues. Splitting it allows for me to see it when I wake up and when I'm working at my desk in the afternoon and evening. So basically, it's only on when I'm here. Except for weekends, during which I must deal with looking at a dark tank for a few hours every once in a while!