3 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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3 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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3 years ago #3
hazypops123
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thank you x

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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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1 year 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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1 year ago #11
johnarthur
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Please check my previous reply.

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2 days ago #12
mark
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