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post #11 of 12 Old 02-14-2008, 11:20 AM
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I would be leary to not give them any proper spectrum lighting at least a few hours a day. Like most living things, fish have needs for light to do some of their nutrient conversions just like we do. Too long without a proper spectrum of light could lead to a lot of the malodies we see from them that seem to go unexplained. Providng them with good cover and places to hide will let them get the amount of light they need and get out when they don't want to be in it.

When I had my bettas they would almost sunbath when I turned the lights on for 2-3 hours and then go and find a place to get out of the light.
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post #12 of 12 Old 02-16-2008, 08:58 AM
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I use a timer to turn my lights on and off. I can enjoy the aquarium without having to worry about whether I turn the lights on or off. I have mine set to come on at about 10 a.m. till about 9 p.m.. I have always been told that your fish don't care if it is dark or not. I don't know if that is true or not. I just put my light in my cichlid tank, my cichlid was always happy.

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