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Old 12-18-2012, 04:49 AM   #1
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Night 8 light timing?


In our condo we have something called a night 8 electricity plan. Basically our electricity is cheaper from 11pm-7am. That is the only time our hot water heater will heat water.

Since I work a night shift and don't usually get home till 10~11pm, I was wondering if it will be ok to run the lights from 11pm-7am? That way I can save a few $$ plus be able to relax and view my tank when I get home. Just don't want to stress my fish too much.
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:52 AM   #2
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In our condo we have something called a night 8 electricity plan. Basically our electricity is cheaper from 11pm-7am. That is the only time our hot water heater will heat water.

Since I work a night shift and don't usually get home till 10~11pm, I was wondering if it will be ok to run the lights from 11pm-7am? That way I can save a few $$ plus be able to relax and view my tank when I get home. Just don't want to stress my fish too much.
Hi Kado,

Not a problem, the plants should do just fine! Spend the money you save on extra plants!
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Not a problem at all.

I run my aquarium lighting from 6 pm - 2 am, since that is when I am up.

Nobody is around during the day to enjoy the aquarium anyway!
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Thanks for the replies! I reset my timers to run at night now.
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In our condo we have something called a night 8 electricity plan. Basically our electricity is cheaper from 11pm-7am. That is the only time our hot water heater will heat water.

Since I work a night shift and don't usually get home till 10~11pm, I was wondering if it will be ok to run the lights from 11pm-7am? That way I can save a few $$ plus be able to relax and view my tank when I get home. Just don't want to stress my fish too much.
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Not a problem at all.

I run my aquarium lighting from 6 pm - 2 am, since that is when I am up.

Nobody is around during the day to enjoy the aquarium anyway!
Make certain they receive no light during the day. Fish and plants need total darkness just like you and me do.
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Make certain they receive no light during the day. Fish and plants need total darkness just like you and me do.
Must be difficult to turn off the moon at night; especially since it is out about 27 nights per month.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:42 AM   #7
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Moonlight is extremely dim. Even so during the full phase. It's dimmer than you imagine. Fish can hide in dark places. Photosynthesis does not occur during full moonlight. All diurnal life forms need a period of darkness. Plants can fold up their leaves when they have received enough light. You might have noticed this happening with your own plants when they have received enough light.

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