Turn off light at night
I do read some articles regarding about let the light on at night. Some others say turn it off completely. I am confused about this.
What's your pick? and may your share your ideas why? Thanks.
I believe it is best to turn the tank lights off at night. After all, in nature, the sun does go down, and the fish need to rest. Also, too much light may lead to an algae problem.
I too leave my lights off at night. :D
I'd say people say that because in the natural world, the reefs are never completely dark at night. That's why they sell Lunar lights. They are somewhat beneficial too, as they stimulate the fish's natural nocturnal behavior. But I guess it could stress the fish out at first if you suddenly add them.
But I would always turn off the main lights at night. The only light that should be on at night are lunar lights.
My actinics are the last to go off and they go off around 11:00pm
Thank you all.
I guess; using lunar light (or moon light) 24/7 would be best.
Luner Lights 2:00am-4:00am
usmc why do you start your actanics so late in the day? i turn my lights on at the crack of dawn
I'm not home until 4:30pm. No one is here till then, so whay have the lights come on that early. When people are here (weekends) the lights come on earlier.
I agree about letting the lights come on later. Why have them on and pay for electricity I can't enjoy? Since I work from 7:00am until about 8:00-11:00PM 7 days a week, I prefer to have my lights come on around 3:00pm so that they are in full swing when I get home. That way they are on for about 3 hours before I'm ready for bed. After working 12-15 hours I sure would hate to come home and never see my tank. I also feel that the low levels of natural light filtering in through the windows is a good "warmup" so as not to shock the tank when I have the lighting "instantly" come on.
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