Sound/Light Stress

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by jruko, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. jruko

    jrukoNew MemberMember

    Can sound from a noisy pump, or leaving the aquarium light on too much stress a fish?
  2. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember


    I've never had an issue with filters/pumps and fish stress. The fish just seem to adapt to the vibrations of the motors.

    As for the lights, fish need day and night time and we should try and mimic natural lighting. Fish do need time to rest and or sleep. They need some down time so to speak.

    Also too much lighting can lead to other issues such as Algae.

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  3. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    the vibrations might stress the fish but the noise shouldnt.
  4. ClearEyes

    ClearEyesWell Known MemberMember

    8-10 hours of light a day seems to be a general rule. And try to keep a regular schedule if you can...I haven't, and I am currently having algae issues.
  5. OP

    jrukoNew MemberMember

    sound just right. i have my lights on from 5am to 9pm. from 9pm to 5am is just the small blacklight. some nights i turn everything out

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  6. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Time to get a timer...

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