anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

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anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by craigzeb » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:31 pm

i have recently purchased 3 zebs 1 about 2 inch and 2 at about 1.5 inch they about a year old the women i got them from ket them in quite a dark tank and only had small room lights on at night.
currently i am letting them use day light from the window not in direct sunlight though and then when goes dark i have my lamp on in room and tank stays mostly dark all day i didnt want to upset what they are used to but dont get to see them much as its quite dark in tank so was wondering if to put the built in tank light on at night for a few hours ??????

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Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by TwoTankAmin » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:19 am

I ran lights on my zebra tanks for a couple of years. But I had a few plants in them then. Now they have been basically plantless and lightless the past 18 months. It reduced algae issues and saves some on the elec bill. As long as the zebras have lots of cover I do not think they care.
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Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by Fern » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:32 am

I think that if you want to turn on the tank light for an hour or 2 a day to watch them I think they would be ok with that. I keep mine un-lit, they just get light from all the other tanks in my fish room.

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Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by Joby » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:26 am

I don't use lights on my zeb tanks or any of my other 16 plec tanks either, only for maintenance :)

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Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by Fern » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:40 am

I am going to mention that my male has gotten quite used to the flashlight shined into his cave from time to time. They are like most other fish and adapt quite well to most anything.

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Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by Doodle » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:43 pm

I use lights all the time. They are on for approx 4-5hrs a day/night.

I use a TMC tile.

Is it better then to not have any light on the tank?

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Re: anyone use lights in tank ? with zebs

Post by stickfly » Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:23 am

I have 5 Zebs in a 5 foot aquarium with 2 x L129 & some Ember Tetras, Green Neons,
& Mountain Minnows + 8 pygmy corydoras.
The lights turn on at 1130 and off at 2300.
Watching the zebs I have noticed that they come out of thier
Caves most when the lights are on.
I have watched when the lights are out and they definately stay
In the caves more when the lights are out.

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