Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Enjoying Your Tank - And Keeping A Light Cycle
So I have two tanks in my home office. I have learned the hard way about unwanted algae and leaving the lights on too long.
My question is, how can I maintain a light cycle, but still have enough light to enjoy my tanks when I work? I typically spend 12 to 16 hours a day in my home office(i am a freelance web developer) and the moonlighting systems arent really bright enough for me to take a break and enjoy my tanks.
Currently I do not turn the lights on in the tanks until noon and then they are off again by 6pm. I keep cherry shrimp, otocinclus, subwassertang and anubias b. -- nothing special, no co2, plenty of t5 wattage when the cycle is on, no complaints about the tanks themselves -- just trying to figure out if there is a way to keep them lit enough to enjoy them throughout my sometimes very long work days?