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I need an argument settled.
Who here uses the blue “night lights”
and who turns them off completely at bed time?

I turn them off. But only because I am the keeper of the fish and what I say goes.
HE wants the blue lights. We go blue at 8:00. Lights out at 10.
This is just the big Fahaka Tank. The rest go straight to dark.
What do you do?
 

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brondo said:
I need an argument settled.
Who here uses the blue “night lights”
and who turns them off completely at bed time?

I turn them off. But only because I am the keeper of the fish and what I say goes.
HE wants the blue lights. We go blue at 8:00. Lights out at 10.
This is just the big Fahaka Tank. The rest go straight to dark.
What do you do?
i have my blue light timer set to go on at 8-10pm, and again at about 530 in the morning. it typically wakes me up, so when my alarm goes off at 6 I’m already ‘somewhat’ awake. Then around 7, I’ll flick the normal light back on.
 

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My aquarium light has a remote with several color options. I have some fist size red rocks in it that look great under burnt orange, kinda like an evening sunset color. I have the white light on during the day for my plants, but have this color on a couple of hours before I go to bed, then I turn it completely off.
 

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I have the windows blacked out with insolation and black core flute. I have a handful of children’s night lights in the fish room that give almost no light but mean the fish don’t freak out when I turn lights on a random times .I don’t use the blue light option at all.

( edit the lights are on timers of 7.5 hours a day )
 

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Most of mine are on timers 6am to 9pm the other ones I turn on around 6am to 6pm no night lights
 

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I have mine ramp down with a sunset deal and turns off completely at 9pm and stays off until 6am. I could be wrong and sound dumb, but I believe fish need rest. Obviously they "sleep " differently than a person would. But usually once the lights on all my tanks are off I usually try to keep the house quiet so my fish can do thier thing and rest at night.
 

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brondo said:
I need an argument settled.
Who here uses the blue “night lights”
and who turns them off completely at bed time?

I turn them off. But only because I am the keeper of the fish and what I say goes.
HE wants the blue lights. We go blue at 8:00. Lights out at 10.
This is just the big Fahaka Tank. The rest go straight to dark.
What do you do?
I run my lights on a timer 8am-6pm and my blue lights come on at 8pm and shut off at 10pm for the night
 

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i dony use the blue...On at around 8 am to feed. Off at 10am back on at 6pm til about 10PM
 

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My tanks are both in my bedroom, so they go back and forth from white to dark, one is on a mechanical timer and doesn't have a blue option anyway, the other does, but I got tired of playing with it. They usually get turned on at about 8:30 and shut off at about 10. Even if we keep a lamp on in the room.
 

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Rarely use them. Mostly when I don't want the room too dark after the normal lights are off.
 

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Tallen78 said:
I run my lights on a timer 8am-6pm and my blue lights come on at 8pm and shut off at 10pm for the night
I have a few glofish (the children’s) and my other two tanks are on pro settings fluval 3.0 and a current so I just let them do what they do
 

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I use 24/7 lighting. It simulates a regular day. Works great and doesn’t stress the fish. 3 yrs now and I think it’s the best lighting :).
 

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Ive heard the blue light promotes algae, Don't know if its true or not. I use a sunrise, 7 hrs full light,sunset then off.
 

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StarGirl said:
Ive heard the blue light promotes algae, Don't know if its true or not. I use a sunrise, 7 hrs full light,sunset then off.
It's a rumour. I think there are only very few species of algae that can use the blue light as an advantage over higher plants.
 
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Kitley said:
i dony use the blue...On at around 8 am to feed. Off at 10am back on at 6pm til about 10PM
 
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Oops. I meant to ask, only 6 hours of light? Its an interesting schedule.
 
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My thoughts are the same as yall.
I think the blue light would keep them up so I have him on at 10am, blue light at 8pm and off at 10. Just curious. Thanks :)
 

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brondo said:
Oops. I meant to ask, only 6 hours of light? Its an interesting schedule.
That is the summer schedule as I have a large window near them, and even with the blind closed they get a fair bit of daytime light. Winter the light is on about 8 or 10 hours a day
 

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