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waunder
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PostPosted: 2004.01.04(Sun)18:13    Post subject: sbould I turn the lights off at night Reply with quote

do I need to leave the lights on at night ,,does this not help the growth of algee
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firebob
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PostPosted: 2004.01.04(Sun)18:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would run the light about 12 hours a day depending on if it's planted or not. Fish need to rest just like we do. Now I have seen some "moon linght's" but I odn't think there needed.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.04(Sun)22:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think I've ever seen a planted salt water tank. What kinds of plants live in salt water? Besides seaweed of course.
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PostPosted: 2004.01.05(Mon)9:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Light: turn off @ night. You can put it on an automatic timer. That is always a good way to go.

Planted salt: While rare I do know of one.

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=2810752&uid=1473668&members=1
This is Tom Barr's tank (PlantBrain).
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karlas
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PostPosted: 2004.01.21(Wed)9:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes turn off your light at night. There is an entire living system that depends on the light and dark. Most fish rest at night, corals have different cycles some actually feed at night, and theres tons of saltwater critters that come out at night that you don't see during the day. Especially if you have good established live rock.

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you would be surprised the amount of plants that can live in saltwater. I myself have had lots of them grow. I never added any they popped off the live rock, a lot of them have cycles but a few stick around.

check out my tank you can see some of the plants I've had, the halmedia seems like its one to stay. Its actually a good plant and usually hard to keep but mine grows like crazy

http://groups.msn.com/karlas/tankpics.msnw
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