Opinions on lighting

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So on my 8 foot tank I have two 36" marineland led's. I've noticed my Oscar and Jack Dempsey are brighter and more colorful when the lights are left off. And of course my suncat is much more active. Any negative effects on the fish to not having the added lighting?
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tehmole replied the topic: Opinions on lighting

lightin is for human and plants ~ if you don't have plants it's fine to not have the light on. do you have a timer on your lights?
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Yea there on a timer. from 9am to 6pm. Been leaving them off a lot more lately. They seem to prefer it that way.
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turtle lover replied the topic: Opinions on lighting

Lighting is for the person and the plants, but being that oscars will destroy any plant so it is only for the person.
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L.West replied the topic: Opinions on lighting

I hardly ever turn my lights on my oscar tank. He seems to be more skittish when the lights are on. At night I turn a table lamp on just so that he is not in total darkness and I can still observe him. When I do to bed for the night - I turn on a small night light for him - this seems to help him not get spooked at night and hurt himself.
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I've also noticed my Oscar isn't as aggressive towards the jack when the lights are kept off during the day. And he's not constantly fighting his reflection due to it not being there
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