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Tank Lights

Postby I8up » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:26 pm

New guy here, I searched around but could not find any discussion on whether its good/bad to leave tank lights on all the time. Whats your opinion? thanks
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Re: Tank Lights

Postby mambee » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:34 pm

Fish need to sleep, so there is no good reason to leave the lights on all the time. In addition, this would probably lead to algae problems. I have my lights on timers, and they stay on for 11 hours.
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Re: Tank Lights

Postby tanker3 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:58 pm

I would not. Mambee is right, fish need to rest too, and besides, you will probably have an algae bloom.
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