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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-16-2004, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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any benefits adding a moon lite?

Does a moon light do anything for the plants or is it mainly for viewing the nocturnal clean up crew? any input is appreciated.
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Moonlights do not do anything for plants but they are good for fish. I have moonlights in all of my tanks. The moonlights reduces fish stress because they do not like total darkness. I love the look they give too.
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Moonlights can also help induce spawning of fish.


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I did'nt see any impact on my plant after installing mine, but the light they produce are really faint ( 6 blue led for 90G tank) so you have to turn off all the light within the room to see it, but I love it, it is like moon ray accross the tank and the fish are like ghost.
The only thing to be careful is to resist adding more led and then you could affect you plant by over lighting.

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i know its late, but someone reading this thread might get the wrong idea. so i thought i might share what i learned. All fish need a way to distinguish between day and night as fish rest(sleep), so make sure the lunar lights or moonlights are not too bright. if you cant tell, then just make sure, the fish are resting and not playing after moonlights are on. if they are playing, then you should give them total darkness. Heres what i do

reg light on for 10 hours
then moonlight turns on for 2 hours.
then total darkness.
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