SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

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SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

Unread postby krishvijay » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi brothers,
I am giving my low tech excel tank a photo period of eight hours and I have a little algae problem.
What will happen if I split my photoperiod into two 4 hours?what are the effects of split photo period ?
Eagerly awaiting sugesstions.
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Re: SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

Unread postby smileysid » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:26 pm

As of I am aware of, the minimum period of a part of photoperiod should not be less than 4 hrs, because, plants can have benefits by this length of time. not less than that. I have been splitting total photoperiod in two segments and a gap of two hours in between.
12pm-4pm - Photoperiod
4pm-6pm - Blackout
6pm-10pm - photoperiod
Though I am concerned about the second half - evening time. As I am going against the natural photoperiod. Should I constrain my timing till evening only?
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Re: SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:48 pm

krishvijay wrote:Hi brothers,
I am giving my low tech excel tank a photo period of eight hours and I have a little algae problem.
What will happen if I split my photoperiod into two 4 hours?what are the effects of split photo period ?
Eagerly awaiting sugesstions.
Thank you.


Split photoperiod helps in reducing algae growth.
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Re: SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

Unread postby krishvijay » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:46 pm

SCORPIO wrote:
krishvijay wrote:Hi brothers,
I am giving my low tech excel tank a photo period of eight hours and I have a little algae problem.
What will happen if I split my photoperiod into two 4 hours?what are the effects of split photo period ?
Eagerly awaiting sugesstions.
Thank you.


Split photoperiod helps in reducing algae growth.

Thanks for the sugesstions.
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Re: SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

Unread postby parthapratim22 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:58 pm

Split photo period is not good for plants. They can't copup with double push.
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Re: SPLIT PHOTOPERIOD

Unread postby saikumar » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:38 pm

parthapratim22 wrote:Split photo period is not good for plants. They can't copup with double push.


I think Partha is right
http://www.barrreport.com/forum/barr-report/general-plant-topics/4901-split-phot%20o-period-siesta-pros-cons