Re: [Freshwater Aquariums] hood light
- okay I was wondering as we did have a alge problem starting.
Jeanne--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Detrick Merz
> No. Actually, if you leave it on all the time, you'll probablyfind you
> have severe algae problems before long. In all actuality, yourfish
> probably wouldn't care if you never turned it on. Lights aretypically
> thought to do two things:fish
> a) let you watch your fish
> b) help your plants (if you have any) grow
> Lights can have other affect on the fish, if you have nocturnal
> they might get grumpy, things like that. But, mostly the light isthere
> for you to see, and for your plants to be healthy.debated,
> How long should you leave the light on, you ask? It's quite
> although the presence of live plants has the most influence. Liveon who
> plants like anywhere from 8-14 hours of light per day, depending
> you ask. Personally, I try to leave the lights on for as long ascurrently
> possible, without having algae problems creep up. This is
> about 8-10 hours of light a day. It was longer, when my plantswere not
> well established. Since the plants are well established, they dowell
> without as much light.forgetting to
> Jeanne wrote:
> > does the hood light have to be on all the time? I keep
> > ask this question.
> > we have a 2.5 gallon(no heater) and a 10 gallon with heater.
> > Jeanne
- never really thought about that. thank you!
Jeanne--- In email@example.com, "Patrick A.
Timlin" <ptimlin@y...> wrote:
> --- Jeanne <pinkgirls_us@y...> wrote:and
> > does the hood light have to be on all the time?
> No you should not have the light on all the time. Fish need a day
> night cycle for proper health. If they can not sleep they won't behave
> healthy, just like you and me. Don't forget that fish do not have
> eyelids, so they can not simply close their eyes to block out the
> Get a cheap light timer from your local hardware store (~$5) and
> your light come on and off automatically every day. Anywhere from
> ahout 8 hours to 12 hours max is fine. Lower end if you have algae
> problems and the higher end for live plants.
> Patrick Timlin ptimlin@y...
- On Tue, 2 Mar 2004, Patrick A. Timlin wrote:
> --- "...Paul" <cleggp@...> wrote:Doh! I must really be working too hard. :)
> > but if you don't have live fish, they would still
> > love to have some time off.
> Ya, my non-living fish are DIEING for some time off! <grin>
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