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Old 02-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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When do i need to turn the light off?

Do I need to turn the tank light off at night or do I just keep it on all the time?
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Aquarium critters, just like us, need a period of darkness.....
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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What happens if the light is on all the time? Will it mess with the fish and make them sick,?
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You will end up with A LOT of algae haha
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It may not cause sickness directly, but lack of a dark period could create stress, which may lead to possible sickness.......
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Use moonlights if you want some sort of light in the tank 24/7, but yes, you should not leave the daylights on indefinitely.
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Use moonlights if you want some sort of light in the tank 24/7, but yes, you should not leave the daylights on indefinitely.
Agree with ALL the above, plus the cost of running them and changing the bulbs if you have fluorescents....
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most average around 8 hrs for lights
and like mr x said if you must have lights at night use moon lights
but I feel everything needs a few hrs of total darkness
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