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Old 04-17-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Light requirements for snails and crabs

Hi all. Just wanted to know if snails and hermit crabs have the same light requirements as fish do. I have a 10g salt with LR and LS with hermit crabs, snails and pods only. Thanks
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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Just any type of lighting is fine for them.
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Maybe I should have more clear. Can I reduce the amount of time that I have the lights on or have them off at all times to save on power?
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Oh yeah they don't care. As long as you have a night day cycle they won't care
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Alright! That's cool. Thanks
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:50 AM   #6
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For fish and inverts lighting doesnt matter. Most of it is the aquarists prefference.
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They only need to see to eat. Ambient light from the room/window is usually enough.
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I just bought a 40g tank, and it came in a kit with lights and a bunch of other stuff in it. The light in the kit says that is ideal for freshwater, but I have a saltwater tank. Can I still use this light? Or should I just buy a new one?
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Is this fish only? Yes that is fine.

Do you want corals and/or anemone? Then no. You will need to buy a better light fixture.
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Yes it's just fish with live rock
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