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Proper Photoperiod

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It seems that many people have multiple photoperiods throughout the day consisting of lights on for a couple of hours, and then off, then finishing with a large photoperiod of four to six hours if not longer. What is the proper photoperiod and what is the purpose of these "on-off" times (algae, photosynthesis, etc)?
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the on off times are just to simulate the natural cycle of daylight...sunlight outside isnt just instant light...then instant dark at a certain time

it gradually cycles up and cycles unless 1) they use LED lights (expensive) or 2) have a dimmable ballast (also expensive)...timing bursts are the next best thing

personally...I dont my fish get instant light every morning (they visibly panic) and instant darkness at night (they visibly panic)
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