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Algae vs. fish shock

I want to keep my finnex 24/7 fixture on literally 24/7, but it constantly leads to algae growth.

So I put it on a timer and it goes through a black out period, but when it turns on in the morning it shocks the fish and led to a few suicides.

Any tips for keeping the light on without algae growth?
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How did turning on the light lead to suicides??


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The light turning on in the morning shocks them. I leave for work at 6 am, so I have it on early morning so I can feed before leaving.
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And they would die of shock?
Never heard of that before!


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The shock caused a few to go wild in the tank and jump out to their death. I found them on the floor all dried up.

It's not electric shock, but light shock when transitioning from Total darkness to some light

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Ah, I see- you dont have a lid on the tank.
yeah, that happens.


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You either need a lid for your tank or you could use the 24 hour setting on the led so that the light comes on gradually. If having the light on in the morning is only needed b/c you feed your fish then, you could always adjust feeding time for the afternoon.

Also a 24/day light cycle isn't good for your fish, they need downtime just like us.

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22.

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