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Old 08-20-2004, 12:03 PM   #1
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Sleep/Quiet Time?

Does anyone have recommendations for sleep/quiet time for fish? Meaning, no powerheads, lights off for a certain amount of time. Got some auto-timers and am trying to figure out if I should cut powerheads, lights at certain time of night and for a certain number of hours? Anyone?

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the waves never stop in the ocean...so it's never quiet there either. stopping powerheads would be a bad idea.

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Old 08-20-2004, 12:23 PM   #3
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I do lights off from 11pm til noon the next day. I use a Red Sea Wavemaster Pro to control my 3 powerheads to create random wave movements throughout the day. The Wavemaster also has a nite mode, which creates an 8 hr calm. It starts at the same time every night once you use it the first time. The main pump from my sump stays on all the time.

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If you have LR or corals then I don't think it's a good idea to reduce flow for any extended periods. The fish will have no problem finding lower flow areas if they so choose. The only time I would ever reduce it is during feeding.

BTW - I'm pretty sure tides in the ocean have to do with the moon and not night/day.
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