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Do You Have To Leave The Light On?


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No, you don't have to leave the lights on. Goldfish do fine without it. You could just turn them on when you want to see them better or for just a few hours a day. I keep mine on only when I am home not more than 6 hours. Hope this helps. :)

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They do need a dark time to sleep. Most people keep their fish on a

schedule similar to their own. I've found a timer works best for doing

this. You won't have to worry about turing it on, or forget to turn it off

if you go somewhere.

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I have a timer too. It is a great tool, it is on my main tank. The other I turn off and on when I am home. I don't like to leave it on all the time in the day. Just because those fish are sensitive and the like the "dark".

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In the summer time I leave my lights on far less than in the winter time. I turn them on in the morning and off at night. If you're concerned about the light getting too hot though, only have them on when you can supervise.

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I turn my lights on around 11am, and turn them off around 8 or 9pm. I dont think the tank light could catch your house on fire... Well, if a curtain or something similar was on it, but you shouldnt have something like that near the tank.

I have my tank set up to a timer as well. It works out nicely. The lunear lights turn on around 10:30, and 11 the regular lights click on, 8:30 the regular lights click on, then the lunear lights stay on for another half an hour. Works out great, but I notice the light cant get hot at times. Mine has self cooling fans on it, so it doesnt get too bad.

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Guest LiL sTepHii 143

Hello,

I keep my light on at night . Well if u dont want algea then keep it off =] But I love looking at my fish with my light on so now I have algea and my pleco I belive went on Vaction or he's just slackin on his job. You dont need to keep a light on .. You dont really even need one but it would be nice to have .

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