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Old 01-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Let there be light

Does it matter If you have light for your aquarium? I have a Clownfish and a live rock.
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In a fowlr system, the light doesn't matter too much. The look of it is up to you. I would still have one on it so there is some form of day/night, but I've run a tank that I only turn the light on to feed.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
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Thanx Sniper Hank....I had heard a bright light would kill my live rock....
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Nope. Your rock is "live" because of bacteria that lives in and on it. Light won't do anything to harm that. Can you kill coral with extremely strong light and not slowly adjusting them to it? Oh yeah, I've done that before. But for rock, doesn't matter. It is only there as biological filtration.
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Thanx...Its nice to get info from someone that knows what theyre talkin about...sometimes when I go to the pets store the people that work there sometimes dont have a clue when it comes to fish..
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Thanx...Its nice to get info from someone that knows what theyre talkin about...sometimes when I go to the pets store the people that work there sometimes dont have a clue when it comes to fish..
Now that your a member here don't listen to a word the lfs tells you. 90% of the time they are gonna say what's needed to make a sale which most of the times are just lies lol. Don't get me wrong, there are amazing and very educated employees sometimes but they are seeming to become far and few between. Hank nailed it though. Unless you are keeping plants, corals, or inverts that need light (clams and Nems) then the lighting situation just depends on what you (and your wallet haha) like.
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So true...gracias
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Just curious. Did you cycle the tank? A couple days ago you weren't sure if you wanted clownfish or freshwater bettas
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Yep...decided to stick with the Clowns for now...I like them alot
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But what I meant was, did you put the tank through the ammonia, nitrite, nitrate cycle? I assume not, considering that was a couple days ago. Although tough, your clownfish could definitely be in danger.
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