Ok. That applies if I don’t have live plants as well?You should have the lights on for a continuous 8-12 hours period a day depending on your plant requirements and set it to the lower end of thetime period if you get too much algae growth Fish need a cycle of consistent light periods to resemble lighting in nature. You can have the lights go on later in the day say at 10 am or 12pm if you want lights on for several hours after you get home and want to view your rank.
Use a timer so lighting goes on and off automatically.
Yah I work 6-6. I’m usually able to come home around noon for lunch. That’s usually when I end up turning the light on.Do you work all day and come home in the evening?
My lights come on between 3 & 5 pm (in different tanks) and go off at midnight. That way I get to enjoy the tank when I am home.
You might want to start a new thread on this topic as it is unrelated to the present one here and more members will see it on its own. And explain therein what you mean by "blinking" mode--if this is the light going on and off, no, that will stress out fish.As I wait for my dynamo hubs and lights I find I have time to think Wondering if it is possible to have a rear dynamo powered light be able to function in a blinking mode?