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Old 03-30-2010, 12:49 AM   #11
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fish sleep at night...who cares too see them when they are sitting still on the bottom? use a flash light to see and feed the corals at night. they say they can't see the red light, so use a red flashlight.
i simply turn on the room lights. i have about 5 minutes of viewing before they start realizing there is light in the tank.
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My whole thing was watching the coral eat and move around. Fish sleeping do not interest me at all.
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Pk, "Did the LEDs come like that or did you put them together with the plug? That thing looks cool. Does it light up your whole tank or just a small part of it?" The LED's came as a unit complete I just glued the blue lens to it and it was good to go.
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:34 AM   #14
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As Mr X stated the whole thing with blue moon lights was that it was suppose to stimulate corals into spawning, Well they found out it was more the moons affect on the tides and not the light. The light manufacturers latched onto that idea and so moonlights was born...A Sales pitch no more,
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Old 03-30-2010, 08:28 PM   #15
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Go figure. Well either way I'd like to watch the coral at night so I will go with the LEDs I guess.

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Jumping on with a question of my own; Can clams be kept under T5's?
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Good question as I was thinking of getting one of those too. I found this website that has some info but I didn't go to indepth with it so I am not sure it goes into lighting. Giant Clams - Hippopus and Tridacna Clams, Family Tridacnidae Facts About Clams
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Crocea Clams are better for aquariums. I reccomend getting one of those. Once our question is answered!
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I'm not sure what lights they had them under but my LFS had one in a display tank or "grow out tank" as they called it and it was beautiful. I saw another site that told how to check a clam at a locale shop and this one reacted as the site said it should. The colors were bright, when I looked down into the tank and the light changed a little the clam reacted fast. The more I get from you guys these other sites and stuff the more I am thinking my LFS is one of the better ones. They aren't looking for the sale so much as the hobbie, creatures, and hobbiest in mine.
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That's good. I did work experience at my LFS so I know all the practices they do. Their clean.
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