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Aquarium light

Discussion in 'Fish Keeping Chat' started by Fishnewbie, Jun 30, 2019.


  1. Fishnewbie

    Fishnewbie PetForums Member

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    hi all,

    Recently my neon light has broken and have tried everything to fix with no success.

    I have brought a temporary led light from amazon, the light from this is obviously much much less meaning the tank is darker by some way than before.

    Will this cause any issues for my fish or plant life?

    Any information would be great.

    Cheers :)
     
  2. Fishnewbie

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    Anyone ?
     
  3. danielled

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    Are you sure the bulb didn’t just need replacing.
     
  4. Fishnewbie

    Fishnewbie PetForums Member

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    Tried the Bulb :( and the starter motor and a new fuse in the plug!:(, can’t seem to fix it. Are you aware if low lit aquariums will impact the fish / plant life?
     
  5. magpie

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    The fish won't be affected. I'm not very good with plants, but logically I'd guess that they could be affected, depending on the species and whether they need a lot of light or not. Some plants prefer low light.
     
  6. Fishnewbie

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    Thanks Magpie! The Fish are my main concern anyway! This light can do for now then until I have enough money to get a new Lid....
     
  7. LilRich

    LilRich PetForums Junior

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    The fish won't be affected the plants may very well be.

    If you see plant die off (browning leaves and stems) remove the affected plants. That die off can cause a ammonia spike and can wipe your tank out.
     
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  8. Fishnewbie

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    Thanks LilRich, il keep an eye on the plants, they seem to be ok at the moment but will monitor closely
     
  9. LilRich

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    If you do see some die off which happened quick if you have a ammonia test kit handy it wouldn't hurt to check.

    Better safe than sorry
     
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  10. danielled

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    Could there be a dodgy connection? That’s why my tank light doesn’t come on without persuasion.
     
  11. Picklelily

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    yes plants will suffer from low light conditions, however, if you have general plants you will get away with it in my experience for around a month. My submersible LED's all had to be removed about 6 weeks ago as the cables became brittle. I saw some die off in my plants although the anubias and moss were fine. I bought a new Fluval aquasky LED that fits perfectly under the lid near where the old tube light was the plants are already recovering.

    The good news is that Swell aquatics had a sale on Fluval lights so I got a bargain
     
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