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    Night Lights

    I just got a Coralife Aquqlight Pro and it has three one watt night lights. Can I leave the night lites on all night or just when I want to see the fish at night?

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    I turn off the moonlight in my tank at 2:00am...to give those truely 'night' creatures some time. IMO of-course.
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    Over the reef it is very rarely completely dark. There is always horizon light unless the sky is very overcast.
    Rob

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    Ive heard people say that their inhabitants seem restless and edgy when they use their moonlights all night. Might be just a few, or their lights are too bright...but give you something to consider on the negative side of things.

    (personally I think you'd be ok)

    happy reefin'
    "Mmmm...Skimmate"

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    All my fish jam themselves into the rock work so I don't even think they see the lights at night.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Ditto here Mike

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    i have mine running.. from lights out till 2am then back on from 4:30am till lights on..

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    I see nothing wrong with a dim night lite. As OSD said- it's normal to have a tiny amount of light.
    I'd bet the agitated fish were just worried about being eaten by some nocturnal predator.
    Matt.

    Old system torn down to make a playroom.. planning a 62x42x28 high

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    moon light

    here is a good link. they are good for most inhabitants.
    http://www.kaotica.com/frag/diy/moonlight/

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