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Old 06/24/2019, 12:27 PM   #1
reachjohnnyliu
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Lighting for QT

How important is proper lighting for a fish only QT? I've got a 20 g long and a led left over from a 5 gal tank that I was thinking about using.


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Old 06/24/2019, 01:18 PM   #2
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Fish don't really care how much light you have for them. An inexpensive light will work just fine. It is more important that there be a light and dark period.


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Old 06/25/2019, 03:07 PM   #3
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How important is proper lighting for a fish only QT? I've got a 20 g long and a led left over from a 5 gal tank that I was thinking about using.
Wouldn't worry about it too much at all. I would keep light low and have a normal daytime/nighttime schedule. Lower light may reduce fish stress and may prevent certain potentially light sensitive medications from degrading.

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Old 06/26/2019, 09:55 PM   #4
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in that case i'm not goign to even install the lights. just turn on my garage lights when i leave for work and off when i get back


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Old 07/15/2019, 11:27 PM   #5
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There are inexpensive dimmable LED lights on amazon also.


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