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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-2013, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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Holidays and the Planted tank

Hi everyone!
This is my first ever post on here, haven't even done my profile yet! but I will.
I have a question for you all.
At the moment I add Liquid carbon, iron, potassium and trace elements (Seachem products) to my tank, some daily some twice a week. Plants are doing fine But I'm a little worried about how long to run the lighting timer for when I go away for a week and i'm not adding the ferts.
The lights are on for 7hrs at the moment and I'm just running a single 'dayglow' tube which is 15watts.
The tank contains 54L of water.

Any feedback would be great
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I would set intervals if you can setup multiple time points in your timer (2-3 hrs on 1-2 hrs off etc..) otherwise while you are gone for a week, I would do 2/3 of the 7hrs which is around 5 hrs/day.
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I would set intervals if you can setup multiple time points in your timer (2-3 hrs on 1-2 hrs off etc..) otherwise while you are gone for a week, I would do 2/3 of the 7hrs which is around 5 hrs/day.
Cheers! I will give the tank 5hrs of light a day
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