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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Lights when you go away?

We are due to go away this thurs and be back in the house again mon/tues. I know my boys will be sulky but can go that kinda length of time with no food (both happy and healthy!) but what I was wondering about is the lighting situation. Jorah's tank has a 'daylight' and 'moonlight' setting. I dont wanna leave the tank on a daylight setting as it would be a mass of green fuzz by the time I come back. Should I just leave it off completely? Or pop it onto the moonlight one? Suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 04:27 PM
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Mine are on a timer because I have live plants. But really, unless you have those, the lights are only for your viewing pleasure. It would probably be best to just leave them off.



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I do have live plants in both tanks or I wouldnt hesitate to just leave the lights off.
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Then you should probably invest in a timer. You don't have to get one for aquariums. I am pretty sure they have some cheap ones at Walmart and the like. However, if you have low light plants and they are near a window or at least in a well lit room, you might also be fine.



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