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DragonFyre14 09-25-2012 04:36 PM

Questions on my lighting schedule?
 
So I have a 29 gallon tank in my room that currently only has a few guppies but will soon have a bristlenose pleco in it. I like to go to sleep with the tank lights on. So my question is, is it okay for the fishes health to have the light on at night but not during the day? all the fish seem to be doing fine. I'm hoping that they would slowly adjust to thinking that when its night time, it's really day time. Is this possible?

allengw12345 09-25-2012 05:19 PM

What fish?
 
I have a school of cories and neon tetras in a 10 gallon tank. I was just wondering what other fish I should add?

Hanky 09-25-2012 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by allengw12345 (Post 1256496)
I have a school of cories and neon tetras in a 10 gallon tank. I was just wondering what other fish I should add?

I wouldn't add any more a 10 gallon is only good for 4-6 fish depending on size.

Hanky 09-25-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DragonFyre14 (Post 1256450)
So I have a 29 gallon tank in my room that currently only has a few guppies but will soon have a bristlenose pleco in it. I like to go to sleep with the tank lights on. So my question is, is it okay for the fishes health to have the light on at night but not during the day? all the fish seem to be doing fine. I'm hoping that they would slowly adjust to thinking that when its night time, it's really day time. Is this possible?

how much natural light will it get? any issue may be getting too much light allday and night could breed algae. you could look into a moonlight light to use at night.

DragonFyre14 09-25-2012 06:14 PM

It gets little to none light during the day. My room stays pretty dark during the day.

Hanky 09-25-2012 06:22 PM

Then you will be just fine, fish cant tell time or know that they should sleep at night, as long as they get 8-10 hours of light they dont care if its night or day,

DragonFyre14 09-25-2012 06:24 PM

Okay thanks! I just wasn't sure how the BN Pleco would do. And i was just curious if running the light at night could be causing unnecessary stress. I guess I'm glad that it doesn't seem to matter.


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