Can I have a successful planted tank? photo period related.
Currently I have a 55 gallon cichlid tank in my computer room. I want to switch it to planted tank but I'm curious about the lighting. This room the lights are never turned off. I live near Detroit and there is a lot of stuff going on in my neighborhood at night. I leave the lights on in my computer room 24/7 because I don't want the crooks to know when I'm sleeping. I'm go outside at night to smoke. I'm trying to stay unpredictable. Cars are being stolen and my neighbors homes have been broken into.
Anyways my cichlid tank gets ambient light from the room. It never gets complete darkness. Would this effect a planted tank?