blue light

4 years ago #1
hazypops123
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i have a blue moon light in my aquarium, do i keep it on over night or just for a few hours until i go to bed. i have the white light on during the day for 10 hours, is this ok ?

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4 years ago #2
Rohan
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10 hours of light will invite algae.So keep the light duration between 6-8 hours maximum per 24 hours.

Make a mix of 4 hours white and 4 hours blue light combination

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4 years ago #3
hazypops123
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thank you x

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4 years ago #4
Prouncer11
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I would do either one during the day it's your preference.Just make sure you turn the lights off at night

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4 years ago #5
ChaosReborn
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If the blue lights are LED's - you won't have to worry about algae growth. If its an actinic bulb, and its a freshwater aquarium, you can run it for a couple hours after your main lights turn off.

If its a Marine Tank, it's best to run the blue lights with the white lights to provide all spectrum of lighting all at once.

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4 years ago #6
hazypops123
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i have checked, it is a cool blue moon light by interpet for my pod64. i have freshwater tropical fish. here are the specs for the light.

Pet Type: Fish and Aquatic
Colour: clear
Number of Items: 1
Quantity: 1
Compatible Devices: Replacement lamp for fish pod 48 and 64
Special Features: Stimulates moonlight, Energy saver, Creating a monnlight effect for night viewing
Specific Uses: Suitable for tropical and coldwater, Replacement lamp for fish pod 48 and 64
Batteries Required: No
Batteries Included: No
Luminous Flux : 360 lumen
Average Life : 7000 hours

So is it right that if i have my white light on for 3 hours and the blue light for 3 hours that is ok, or can i have the blue light on for longer ?? x

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4 years ago #7
nexuslite
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I leave my white light on for 12 hours. The white lights are on a timer and I kick my blue light on when I feed my fish dinner and turn it off when I go to bed.

I do have quite a bit of brown algae from excessive lighting but that is okay with me it doesn't hurt anything just makes the tank a little ugly.

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4 years ago #8
hazypops
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thank you for your info, i love the blue light, it really brings out the colours of my balloon mollys and platys x
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3 years ago #9
Katie
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I had an interpet Xbox and I had the white light on from when I woke until around 6ish when I switched to the moonlight. I had no problem with algae grow. I think the light in the interpet systems have been designed to stay on through the evening so you can still see the fish while not encouraging algae growth.

I had the 48l Xbox tank for 6 months as freshwater tank

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2 years ago #10
Moe
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Hello may ask.does it make a defferance if the blue light is positioned forword and the white backword or vice verca. Thanks

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2 years ago #11
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Please check my previous reply.

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10 months ago #12
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10 months ago #13
kc
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Never known it to suddenly turn to night in the wild when the fish feed then instantly turn to day again but ok. It actually stresses the fish more switching lights on & off simulating day & night periods when it should be daylight, 8 hours for white light if you have plants or 6 without. The blue comes on to simulate the moons light so obviously when the white goes off, I keep my blue on until midnight 4 hours with white then 4 hours blue is just plain stupidity. Show me on a map one single country on this planet that has 4 hours day 4 hours moon then 16 hours darkness!

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10 months ago #14
FishObsessed
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Hi kc, This is a 3 year old thread, please check the date of the original post before replying. Thank you.

Recent Blog Post: New fish.
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2 months ago #15
Redeemer
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R I dumb? They r right who cares the date

Edited to remove abuse/profanity.

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