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Old 08-21-2005, 09:02 AM   #1
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15 watt light to much for 10 gallon tank ?

Hi,
Because my 46 gallon is delayed we went out to get a 10 gallon tank set with Whisper 10 filter and a 20" flurescent hood with 15 watt.
At the moment we got 9 tetra ( 3 phanton, 3 red eye, 3 longfin serpae).

(Even they will all move to the big tank in a couple weeks, would you consider it crowded or does it have a little more space for a few more ? The 10 gallon will later be used as a QT)

My main question however:
When I turn the light on, all Tetra move to the ground and swim around there. Do I turn off the lights they move all over the tank.

At the moment I got gray gravel ("pure water pebbles") and 2 rainbox stones with holes which are used for swim throughs.

Please advice,
Thanks Volker[/i]
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Old 08-21-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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15 Watts isn't too much. What I do is turn on the main room light about a half hour before I turn on the tank lights. This allows the fish to adjust to light slower. When I turn on the main lights without the room lights, the fish seem spooked by it.

If it is a temporary situation, I think you'll be fine.
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Thanks Fishyfanatic !
You were right, it was temporary. About 4 hours after my post they took on the middle and bottom part.
Everything is fine

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No problem Volker. I wouldn't add any more new fish until the new tank is setup and cycled. Then transfer the Tetras over and slowly add more. If you have any more questions, just ask.
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