Fresh water fish and the Tank Light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by vabchmommy, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. vabchmommyNew MemberMember

    My ten gallon tank sits on the kitchen counter. While they don't get direct sun light, the room is open and bright. The fish all get along well and seem happy, but they dart to corners when we turn the light on. Light off and they swim around fine. Any ideas?
  2. DanB80TTSWell Known MemberMember

    It's likely they get spooked every time you turn on the light, especially if it is much brighter than the ambient lighting.
    Its kind of like if you were in a dark room and somebody turns on the light unexpectedly.
  3. ShortfuuzzeValued MemberMember

    My girlfriend still doesn't understand why I don't just flip on the lights on the tank....
    I have a house light on a timer that turns on 15 min before the tank light.....

    To demonstrate why I did this I waited for her alarm to go off one morning and then I simply flipped on the light switch in the bedroom point was made but she wasn't too happy

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  4. amydebValued MemberMember

    If you don't have live plants, the light is just for you. ;) I think if they're happy and it's not really bugging you, leave it off. Alternately, you can get some artificial floating plants so it's not quite so bright in there?
  5. ShortfuuzzeValued MemberMember don't have eye lids!!

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