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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-11-2020, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Why ramp lights?

Is there a technical reason people ramp their lights on and off gradually? To give their fish a morning and evening? It's neat and their light has the ability? Is there some other benefit to it?
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The other benefit may be longer viewing time without too much light for the balance of the tank. When I did it just recently it was for both.


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I have seen some folks say that they want to stress their fish less.

I do like to have periods of time outside of my photoperiod for viewing, so I will run the lights at 10-20% during that time. I have wired my lights through a smart dimmer though so it gives more of a step change rather than a ramp though.

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My fish react better to it. With lights just clicking on from 0-100%, they would freak out and dart around the tank. Now they just act natural and calmly swim about like normal when lights are coming on. Plus I think it looks neat.
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