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Old 12-28-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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is my lighting bad or something

Ok, my lighint for my 55gal tank consists of a 2 hood system with 2 lights, im not sure what kind of lights they are. how often is it normal to keep them lit, becuase i have at least one all the time because i once shut them off for the night and when i woke up and turned them on the fish looked as if they were about to die, took about 20 minutes of the light on for them to start to act normal.

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Fish need to sleep. You need to cut the lights off at least 12 hours. Yes they might look faded or whatever but they will recover and look vibrant as ever within a few minutes. If you leave your lights on all the time you will stress them out.. Mine go off 12 hours a day for eight years now.
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