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Hello all,
I have my lights on from 2pm till 12am. This gives me 10 hours photo period. I understand that plants only photosynth for a number of hours a day. This can be seen with some anubias. My tank is dark for the first 8 hour of natural sun light. While my tank recieves no direct sunlight, there is still some light in my apartment. The leave position themselves to face the outside of the aquarium. Do you think that this is taking away from the time that plants can utilize the light that i give them artificially? Do you think that the plants are photosyth with the low light for hours before the real lights come on? Any thoughts on this? Thanks
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Indirect light does not have any effect on photosynthesis, plants need direct sunlight to photosynthesis correctly/completely. Even if direct sunlight was coming through the window the glass would filter out a lot of the benificial rays, so artificial light would still need to be used.
 

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Jason Baliban said:
The leave position themselves to face the outside of the aquarium.
I have the same issue. I don't worry about it except it is a bit unsightly.
 
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