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Old 08-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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I've just purchased an Arcadia blue led strip light and currently only have it on for bout 2 hours after my main lights go off,how long should I have it on for as I've heard people keep them on all through the night,will this be to much and cause algae growth.
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It's definitely not going to cause algae growth, but is the tank dark enough with it on to call it night time? Your tank does need a period void of substantial light.
I have seen some moonlights that are almost as bright as an actinic bulb. This will not do.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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I would say it represents moonlight yes,I turn them all off over night but in the morning at feed time the fish are very sleepy and don't eat much.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:40 PM   #4
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IMO, that would be OK to simulate dusk and dawn. But it`s too much at night time. You could get a timer to help simulate those.
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I would say it represents moonlight yes,I turn them all off over night but in the morning at feed time the fish are very sleepy and don't eat much.
I would test your water to see what's up with them not eating. Is this a new tank?
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They are eating but seem quite fussy with the era pellets,they love the flakes but not keen on pellets,yeah new tank and only have 2 clowns at the moment,water is fine as tested Friday.
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If they are eating flakes fine, I wouldn't worry. Try some mysis or something else frozen.
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how soon after you turn your lights on in the morn do you feed I wait 2/3hrs after lights are on
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I feed them at 6.30am as go to work after that,lights are timed to come on at 2pm.
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