Total hours of light on per day?

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At the moment i'm running my lights for about 10 hours a day. Is it possible to push this up to about 11 or 12 hours? I just hate how I don't see the tank in the morning, then only for a few hours at night when i'm home...
 

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One option is to have all the lights on for 4-6 hours a day and run partial lights for the other 6-8 hours.
 

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Running a nano, so it's all or nothing baby! ;) Its the JBJ Nano Cube, got 2 T5's in there
 

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Matt get yourself a little RIO light that you can attach and shine in from the side. I use the one with half blue and half white led's
 

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Alfie: and when do you run it? How much was it? Have you got a pic? How many questions can I post in just one thread? :lol:
 

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I got mine from Aqua Concepts on Bree str. Have not seen them at any of the local sponsors. I paid R220.

Matt I swith on in the morning when I get up before thelights come on and off when I go to bed.

 

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Alfie - Is this like a "Moonlight" or something completely different?
 

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Alfie - Is this like a "Moonlight" or something completely different?
Matt they come as different options. They have 10 led's. You get just white, mix half blue half white and all blue. I suppose you can use the blue one as a moonlight.
 

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Alfie - would you mind posting a shot of your tank with it on? ;)
 

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Still looks nice though Alfie, kind of like a brighter version of my moonlights ;)
 

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I like the mixed one while I am up so I can still have a goos view of what is happening in the tank. Amazing to see the life that takes over when the main lights are off.
 

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matt - i run my jbj 24g nano lights on a timer - they come on at 7am -10am then off from 10am to 3pm then on again from 3 to 9pm - tank is doing fantastic

also i do not have a chiller so the off period during the hottest part of the day maintains my temp at 26
 

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Hi guys - Alfie - glad to see that you too got some of those lights. Yeah - they are AWESOME. I have 2 of them on my 2 metre.... They use up so little energy/electricity - so, mine stays on 24 hours...It give a COMPLETELY different look and feel to the tank. And, the extra blue they cast assists with the "actinics" during the daytime...
 

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How would I use such a light with my system as I have a hood that fits on the top of my JBJ 24G Nano??
 

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