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rocksaus
03/22/2016, 06:19 PM
Hey everyone. I know lighting gets asked about a lot, but I couldn't find a good answer to my question by searching through the forum. I was wondering if there is such thing as too much light for seahorses? I know they only need ambient light but I thought I remembered reading somewhere that they could get "sunburnt" even. I have a 40gal tall setup. A friend gave me a light fixture and was wondering if it's too bright. It's a 24" 72 watt diy Cree led fixture but it isn't dimmable. I plan on growing macros and soft corals. Thanks for the help

vlangel
03/22/2016, 06:39 PM
Hey everyone. I know lighting gets asked about a lot, but I couldn't find a good answer to my question by searching through the forum. I was wondering if there is such thing as too much light for seahorses? I know they only need ambient light but I thought I remembered reading somewhere that they could get "sunburnt" even. I have a 40gal tall setup. A friend gave me a light fixture and was wondering if it's too bright. It's a 24" 72 watt diy Cree led fixture but it isn't dimmable. I plan on growing macros and soft corals. Thanks for the help

I do not have LEDs but i do have a 4 bulb HOT5 fixture with reflectors. My tank is only 22" deep and is fairly bright when all 4 bulbs are on. I also have macro algae and soft coral. I have not had a problem with sunburned ponies although in the beginning they did grow a little algae on their backs. That isn't the case now.

vlangel
03/22/2016, 06:41 PM
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CritterHeaven
03/23/2016, 08:39 AM
Do make sure they have some spots they can go to that are in the "shade". You don't want to blast them all day with bright light.

vlangel
03/23/2016, 09:32 AM
The bright daylight bulbs are only on for 5 hrs. but they can go behind the rock work on the right under a ledge or the overflow.

dbigfoot111
04/09/2016, 10:26 AM
i am a huge fan of chinese black box. 31" deep tank