Sump Lighting Period

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  1. deepblue

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    Hi Guys,

    Is there any standard time frame for "lights on" in the sump or does it depend on the type of equipment that you run in your sump? :whistling:
     
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  3. clinton stanford

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    not really,if you have macro algeas or cheato in your sump then you would need to run lights.
    you can run your lights at night when the lights are off in your display tank.this also helps to keep your PH up;)
    so lets say from 18:00 to 06:00 the next morning.
     
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    Hi Deep Blue,

    I run my sump lights in reverse to my DT lights, as Clinton mentioned this helps maintain a stable PH. The ONLY reason I have lights on my sump is for the cheato, If you are not growing any cheato (or macro algea), really no need for light! I would suggest that you perhaps look at the route of growing cheato so that this will maintain a more stable PH generally and you tank will be more stable!
     
  5. NeilSmit

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    By increasing the duration of the lighting period in the sump,
    the chateo will grow more, which means less algae in the display
    tank. Would it have a negative effect if the sump light cycle is on
    for 18-20hours (thus being on sometimes when the display lights are
    on aswell)??
     
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