Running UV 24 hours

Discussion in 'LED Aquarium Lighting' started by cody3819, Jan 12, 2016.

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Does anyone with LED run there UV 24 hours?
     
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    Oryo Feather Duster

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    That's a great question... I just upgraded my LEDs today and was wondering the same thing???

    Will it cause more algae?
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Are you talking about actinics or a uv sterilizer? If you are referring to actinic then absolutely not.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    On LED fixtures such as mine, AI prime, you can control the uv it self..... Meaning, there is a light or a set of LED lights that put out only ultraviolet.... So you can have the tank almost dark and still have lets say 1 or 2 percent of uv.... Or maybe 100% whatever you so choose. So my question is at night with night lights on would it hurt the tank to have maybe 5 or 10% of uv as well....?
     
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    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    I wouldn't.The corals and fish need a break from uv. Not sure how much would be harmful but its an unnecessary risk imo.It could also potentially lead to an algae problem as well.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks, I haven't but I was kinda curious.
     
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  9. Oryo

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    Thanks for the info everyone... I set the LED lights to my old schedule with it being about 8 hours full light & 1 hour before and after of moonlights
     
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