05-02-2006, 12:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
| | Do plants NEED a period of darkness at night?
I was just curious if plants really need a period of darkness every night. I am up late at night many nights due to work/baby, and I enjoy watching my tank, so I'd really like the lights on ;(
Is indirect sunlight only (the room is not all that well lit in the daytime), with no lighting on the tank enough darkness to suffice?
I have timers on my lights, so, what would be a good light regimen for my tank? What length and hours should I run that would also allow me to enjoy my tank till about 4am at night? Is that even possibly while still being healthy for my tank?
P.S. I forgot to mention that I have the ability to run 1.75wpg, 2wpg, or combined for 3.75wpg. I dont remember the exact Kelvin rating, but one of the bulbs is on the "green" side of the scale, the other is more on the "red" side.