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Old 10-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #11
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It depends how bright they are. I've seen some ridiculously bright moonlights, that could double as actinics...Those must be turned off. I would shut them down like TKEY3425 does.
Okay sounds good. I guess I'll put it on a separate timer to turn off around 11 no matter the brightness, since it really doesn't matter as a light source. Ah the excitement is killing me. I need to scrape together a bit more money for this tank.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #12
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Okay sounds good. I guess I'll put it on a separate timer to turn off around 11 no matter the brightness, since it really doesn't matter as a light source. Ah the excitement is killing me. I need to scrape together a bit more money for this tank.
The only thing I have noticed between running my moonlights and blacking out the tank would be that my anemones stay out if I keep the moonlight on and since I have started blacking out the tank at night anemones haven't moved and have almost doubled in size. So it may be coincidence but that just what it seems like is going on in my tank. BUT I also have a saddleback clown that hosts the nems so that may be the reason for the growth as well. Like Mr.X says it's purely for personal aesthetics and I've actually seen better results from a dark tank at night.
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The only thing I have noticed between running my moonlights and blacking out the tank would be that my anemones stay out if I keep the moonlight on and since I have started blacking out the tank at night anemones haven't moved and have almost doubled in size. So it may be coincidence but that just what it seems like is going on in my tank. BUT I also have a saddleback clown that hosts the nems so that may be the reason for the growth as well. Like Mr.X says it's purely for personal aesthetics and I've actually seen better results from a dark tank at night.
That's interesting. I will definitely black out the majority of the night anyways, because we aren't up in the room it will be in past 11 (that's on weekends ) so I can get the best of both worlds!
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