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  1. #1

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    I have done a bit of searching here, and I still have a question...

    When it comes to the number of hours your tank light is on...Can you have 2 periods of light during the day? Say, 2 hours in the am and again in the late afternoon for say 4 hours? My tank lights are off around 8-9pm. I am gone from 6:30-4:00 each weekday. I have no timer and don't anticipate getting one for a while (its lower on my list).

    The 10ga tank sits adjacent to a window that gets direct light in the later part of the afternoon, at a time when I can close the blinds if they're open.
    Thanks

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    Yes, some people do 4 and 4, I highly recommend a digital timer, with my fish I know they learn a set system (internal clock) because my rainbows always get brighter right after the lights come on. But if the lights get delayed they still color up on the same time

  3. #3

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    Can you recommend any certain digital timers, Triton?
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  4. #4

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    Yes, that is doable. Fish do not seem to mind. Not only can it allow the lights to be on during the times when we're home, a siesta period is even supposed to help reduce algae.

  5. #5

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    I got mine from a local hardware store, was like $10, but allows me to adjust it on and off every 15 minutes if I wanted to. Lots of options, I love the digital over the mechanical, so much more functional

  6. #6

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    For getting your fish safe and sound! - gronlaura Congrats on the new fish!  well done! - Slaphppy7 It's EOTW Beer Time! - KevinVA Happy Mother's Day! - Slaphppy7 Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 
    Have a nice Memorial weekend! - steeler58 For hyjacking your thread, but that Matt........ - steeler58 Here's to Marbles Hatchets & RCS! Congrats! - Slaphppy7 To another safe delivery. - steeler58 new fish - cm12setx 
    For the new fish!!  Bottoms up! - gronlaura T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thank you! - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 Have a beer to make your day better :) - steeler58 
    For the kind words in Matts journal ;) - steeler58 TGIF - RiversGirl Have a Cory for a safe delivery - steeler58 Thanks for playing - mommy1 Dwarf Scissorstail Rasboras - RiversGirl 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    thanks! That helps a lot. And I will hit my hardware store this weekend!

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