DSB Lighting Question?

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  1. Garethmur

    Garethmur

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    Howzit,

    Jus a quick question here...

    I have a energy saver light lighting up my dsb at night, but what is the recommended amount of time one should have the DSB area lit up?

    I want the pods n stuff t grow, does too much light time have a negative impact on pods and chaeto?
     
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    Too much light can cause nuisance algae to grow on your chaeto if you have high nutrients, happened to me loooong ago :p
    On my last tank I had them on for 8 hours at night.

    Just for the guys that doesn't know - you don't need a light on the DSB if you don't have macro algae in there. I saw a guy once doing that, he thought the critters need light as well.
     
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    Oooh, so the lil thingys living there dont need light, jus the chaeto?
     
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    And to keep your PH a little more stable at night.
     
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    Yip, just the chaeto or whatever other macro algae is used. Obviously you'll need a decent light should you keep coral frags in the sump, but the pods don't need light, infact they like the dark cause that's when they scatter for food and :Randy-git:
     
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    :lol: k thanks...
     
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