Advice on "Redoing" Tank/Substrate
I'm planning on changing to a soil substrate soon, and I was wondering if it would be a good idea to leave the lights off, or atleast reduce the photo period for the first few days until the new plants have a chance to recoupe and establish themselves after the change? My thoughts were that this would help to avoid alot of algea in the beginning since the plants will likely be less able to use the light/nutrients when first planted, but I'm not sure if they will really be establishing their roots too much without the light either. Even with the lights off, there would still be slight indirect lighting from windows in the room, and the normal living room lights being on, but probably not enough of either to make much of a difference here. What do you guys/gals think? Should I keep it dark or reduce lighting for a while, or it's not going to make any difference?
Last edited by Loop; 03-28-2011 at 03:03 PM.