So I am having this issue with my light heating my tank up really fast and making it warmer. I have an Eclipse Corner 5... do you think I could get a less wattage in my lightbulb to fix it? I'm open to all ideas and suggestions :)
84-85 F. I'd like to keep it 80-82. I have my heater turned down so it's not cutting on ... It really wasn't that bad before. The water stayed at 82 continuously w/ the light on. But it just keeps making the water warm up faster and faster.
Well last night I had the heater turned way down and it got to about 76-78. With the light on it usually warms up to 80-84 depending on how long the light is left on (I think).
I went ahead and uplugged it. I plan on leaving the light on a little longer for today. I read that fish only need about 6 hours of light a day to make Vitamin D. Is this true? I'm trying to leave it on less because the algae growth is getting worse right now. I had no algae growth and then all of a sudden it's showing up.
I don't know anything about algae but I do know that fish need the day/night cycle. I guess you could leave it on about 6 hours. Just keep an eye on the temp and if it DOES get cool then you could always plug the heater back in.
I am going to hook the light to a timer that plugs into the wall. If I did a time period of like 1pm to 8pm (I was thinking 7 hours would be good) - you think that would work out ok? I was going to do it with morning to mid afternoon, but nobody is home then. I'd rather have the light on when I am home...