The Planted Tank Forum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
571 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
814 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,917 Posts
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.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top