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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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since fish cannot see red......and im usually up during the night i was thinking of putting in a red light fixture so i can view the night time activities a bit question is though do the red lights have any adverse effects on the plants themselves?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2002, 12:58 PM
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Cool article. I've never thought about trying this on a freshwater tank. I've done a few small blue incandescent bulbs on my reef tank, though. There is almost more of a diversity of night life on a reef than there is during the daylight!

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i always use my sony camcorder with nightvision to spy on my fish.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2003, 05:38 AM
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I bought a few sets of these on sale at they are good lights very effective low voltage and submersable.

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Hmmm, I have a red LED light and my fish freak out whenever I shine it near the tank.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-05-2003, 03:31 AM
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Pretty cool.... You guys might be on to something.


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