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Old 02-17-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Lighting times

Hello everyone,
I recently bought a 24hr LED lighting system and I am curious on if the tank should ever become pitch dark? Or should moonlights be on thru the morning? Currently I have the lights ramping up from 9am to noon then full brightness thru 6pm. Then ramp down to 9pm. Then moonlights on til 3am. So from 3am to 9am its total darkness no lights at all.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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Moonlighting serves no purpose other than for your viewing pleasure. I don't even have moonlighting on my tanks. lol
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Mmmm. Interesting. So it's all just for show then?
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I also don't have any moonlights, my tank is dark from 1130pm to 1130am(minus my flashlight when I get home from work lol). They serve no purpose to the corals or fish. Only so you can see in the tank at night.
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no moon lights are mroe for the viewer, but people claim it promotes spawning activity
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no moon lights are mroe for the viewer, but people claim it promotes spawning activity
Also supposedly promotes pod spawning. But, research is still on going.
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