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I'd rethink the 8-10 hr photoperiod. Its not long enough. The recommended photoperiod (daylength) for aquatic plants is 12-14 hr. Its especially critical for keeping floating plants. If you want to see your plants on winter nights, you can split up the photoperiod like cs-gardener has done. In my opinion, this is a really smart move.
That's good to know, as my tank gets sunlight for about an hour in the mornings and I was afraid I'd have to have the T5's on at the same time and turn them off just as I get in from work :( I will rethink so they are on 6am to midday, then 4pm to 11pm so that I get 13 hours in total, mostly when I can see it :)
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