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Old 03-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #1
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Direct sunlight

My tank faces the same "effect" for a short time during the day and I was wondering if there are ANY benefits at all of direct sunlight on fish/live plants? Assuming water temperature is controlled and algae is well controlled with UV (23W) sterilizer?
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I personally dont think it`s a good idea. Diffused lighting is one of the biggest contributors to algea in the tank. I have seen sunlight that goes through the top through the water and have done good. Just not through the glass.
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you will get tons of algae. the kind that will stick to surfaces in your tank and avoid your UV sterilizer.
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