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Old 03-20-2013, 02:12 AM   #31
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I have 6 t5 bulbs and have them going for 8 hours at night (for heat purposes) and leave the moonlights on the rest of the time and of course natural light
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:40 AM   #32
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You have your lights on all night? You should only be running your lights for 6-8 hours a day, some run moonlights a bit before and after then complete darkness through the evening. Long periods of light will lead to nuisance algae. If you have a problem with temp buy a heater, they are cheap enough.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:06 AM   #33
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Yes. Your tank needs a day and a night like everything else. I keep my light on during the day and turn it off at night when i go to bed, easy.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:09 AM   #34
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With the nem, I would suggest light 8-10 hours a day. I have mine on for 12 hours and I have Kessil led. The light is the main source of food for the nem. And just and FYI, natural sunlight into a tank can cause some algae problems.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:12 AM   #35
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Lights run 8 hours at night, not all day. I do it at might because my tank gets up to 81.5 when the lights go on
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:50 AM   #36
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Everything is looking better, I am going to my lfs today and getting more water and will do a 40% water change just to be sure.



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Old 03-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #37
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every living thing has a cycle running your lights 8 hrs at night affects that cycle ....EXAMPLE:
natural daylight all day than 8 hrs of light at night is throwing off the photosynthesis aspect in other words confusing everything , everything needs some light and also a period of total darkness .....EXAMPLE
I run my moonlights 2 hrs in the am than at 10am my lights come on 7pm lights go off leaving moon lights on for another 2 hrs than total darkness , if you have a issue with keeping your tank warm at night invest in a heater ,
your having issues with your nem because you are throwing it off confusing it , not only are you stressing it but in time it will die from that stress
the lights are not there to heat your tank ! they simulate the sun as naturally as they can , I hope I explained this correctly as I have problems typing my thoughts correctly lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:46 AM   #38
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Thank you for your help on the issue, what I meant about the heat is my tank gets up to 81 from the heat of the lights, it's a closed system and will get too warm. I try and keep it at 79 I'll start doing 8 hours in the morning and moon lights till around 10 then have total darkness. Sound better?
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if your having heat issues you can go with a egg crate top it lets the tank breath
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The problem is that I have a closed system




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