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Old 09-16-2011, 03:43 PM   #11
 
people r adding moon lights all the time and there is no motion i don't see it as anything different it does not move
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:52 PM   #12
 
what i love best about the aquarium hobby is the freedom to have a tank any way u want from the lighting to the fish to the plants, rocks ,wood even the gravel
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:54 PM   #13
 
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what i love best about the aquarium hobby is the freedom to have a tank any way u want from the lighting to the fish to the plants, rocks ,wood even the gravel
this statement makes you sound more like an artist using an alive medium rather than someone who has the best interest of the animals at heart.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:05 PM   #14
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Yes the freedom is great but with that freedom comes responsibility these are living creatures just like cats and dogs, except if you do something annoying to a cat or dog they get up and leave or hide, fish don't have that option so as a pet owner its your responsibility to keep said pet as comfortable and happy as you can and you do this by learning what might stress them and creating an appropriate environment for them.

Any excess movement will be stressful for fish as detecting movement is one of their natural defenses to detect predators, there are plenty of non moving natural looking options out there to fit what ever style you room is and keep the fish happy. Moonlights can disturb the fish sleep cycles as byron has pointed out in other posts and should be avoided, while fish might not sleep they do need a rest period which you can see by looking in the tank when its dark and see the fish lying on the bottom of the tank.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:09 PM   #15
 
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this statement makes you sound more like an artist using an alive medium rather than someone who has the best interest of the animals at heart.
that is not the case at all but it allows us all to be different and have different tastes . i am not an artist just like the hobby and the amount of choices it allows . y do people think it is moving and it has an off switch like any thing else
i think things are a bit out of context here. it has nothing to do with the upkeep of the fish or impacts them all lighting need to be in moderation

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:29 PM   #16
 

have a look u will see what i mean

sorry Jadenlea didnt mean to take over your thread
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:34 PM   #17
 
I am a pet groomer. The last 20 years of my life I have been been lucky enough to have a job where I could follow my passion about animals and taking care of them. Some of them from the beginning of their life until the end of it. As much care as it takes to handle sick or elderly pets it does not exclude the chance to make each of them a beautiful soft, sweet smelling work of art!

I don't see why setting up a beautiful aquarium centerpiece is any different. Being able to blend it to your own surroundings while at the same time providing a healthy happy enviromment for the fish inside. We are able to use creativity and decorations and lighting and plants to weave in a safe, comfy, happy, clean home with all the things that make fish happy. A healthy aquarium does not have to be a glaring eye sore in your home (which a bright blue tank would be in mine!)

If you create something beautiful, you will be more passionate about taking care of it too.

Btw, I have read as many stories about fish loving those bubble walls, hanging out near them and playing in the bubbles, as I have dire warnings about how the stress will kill them.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:37 PM   #18
 
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I have read as many stories about fish loving those bubble walls, hanging out near them and playing in the bubbles, as I have dire warnings about how the stress will kill them.
this probably varies with different types of fish. as do most things with decoration, i have noticed.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:48 PM   #19
 
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The only difference here is that a fish is not a domesticated animal.

These fish rely on us to take care of them. As stated earlier, they don't have the choice to run out the door or jump over the fence and escape. They're stuck.

I'm sure you would feel stressed out if someone took you from your home and threw you out in the jungle or out in the antarctic. Its just now what we're used to. Although, I bet if they threw you into the middle of the jungle into a nice fully furnished house with electricity and cable and a nice bed youd feel much less stressed. I feel, personally, like its the same situation for these fish.
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:59 PM   #20
 
you mean like how these fish are taken from mass overcrowded breeding tanks, plopped into clear plastic bags with nothing to hide in and hide behind and limited air, sloshed around in changing temperatures being shipped then dropped into barren tanks in stores where there are constantly nets being plunged in to the water to capture their tankmates until they themselves are finally caught and plopped into another plastic bag and sloshed around some more? Oh I forgot about the big scary children faces pressed against the tank clapping on the glass to get their attention. That is what the fish know.....

To then be added to a beautifully set up tank, with plenty of caves and places to hide, plenty of room to swim plants to hide in while they bask in constant and temperatures set just to their liking while their human servant does their best to keep up the perfect chemical balances for them. Eventually finding a sense of place in the schools of other fish that were picked to be perfect tank mates for them? Then wonder of wonders, all sorts of different foods that they just LOVE happen to drop from the sky for them.

Extra lighting or extra bubbles or extra color or not...It sounds like a pretty good deal to me and if I were a fish taken from the first, to be added to the second, I would be a pretty happy fish.
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