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 Post subject: Do Your Cyphos Prefer Specific Lighting?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:56 pm 
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Hey Gang,

I recently removed the 4ft single 40watt aqua-glo bulb and fixture from my Moba tank and it seems that they became a LOT more Skittish... I replaced it with a Couple of 2ft single bulb fixtures that have a little differnt color to lamps. But today I replaced the 4ft light and within 15minutes they seemed to be much calmer and a bit more free swimming..

Has anyone experienced this more? Non of my other Fish are like this. but they Rest are Tropheus, Calvus, Alto Comps and Leleupi...

Would love to hear your stories about this as it seems to be an important part of creating a Comfortable habitat for your Cypho- Fronts/ Gibbs to enjoy them and possibly affect current/ future spawning habits.

Thanks!

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180 Gal Acrylic: Ilangi, Golden Nugget
135 Gal Acrylic: Chaitika, Leleupi, Black Calvus'
110 Gal Glass: Chimba, Leleupi, Alto. Comps
110 Gal Glass: Duboisi "Maswa", Congoensis
90 Gal Glass: Ikola "Kaiser I"
40 Gal Glass: Reganochromis Callerius
60 Gal Glass: Fry Growout Tank
50 Gal Acrylic: 4 Farm Tanks
15, 10, 10 Gal Glass Fry Tanks


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 Post subject: Re: Do Your Cyphos Prefer Specific Lighting?
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Frontosa are a deep water fish, and do not like a lot of lights. All I use is my room light. All my frontosas are in breeding group and I have none in a show tank. If i had some in a show tank I would use a very lighting.

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Big Jim wrote:
Frontosa are a deep water fish, and do not like a lot of lights. All I use is my room light. All my frontosas are in breeding group and I have none in a show tank. If i had some in a show tank I would use a very lighting.


yeah, it's pretty low lighting for the 180g that they are in.... As well as having 90% Black Substrate... I like to see them though... what's the point of having them if I can't see them, right?

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My Mastiffs
180 Gal Glass: C. Gibb. "Moba's"
180 Gal Acrylic: Ilangi, Golden Nugget
135 Gal Acrylic: Chaitika, Leleupi, Black Calvus'
110 Gal Glass: Chimba, Leleupi, Alto. Comps
110 Gal Glass: Duboisi "Maswa", Congoensis
90 Gal Glass: Ikola "Kaiser I"
40 Gal Glass: Reganochromis Callerius
60 Gal Glass: Fry Growout Tank
50 Gal Acrylic: 4 Farm Tanks
15, 10, 10 Gal Glass Fry Tanks


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I like using #1 coral sand for substrate with a dark background. It The lighter color substrate dose help with seeing your fronts.

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Big Jim wrote:
I like using #1 coral sand for substrate with a dark background. It The lighter color substrate dose help with seeing your fronts.


REALLY?

So, Black Background....Very Light to White Substrate and No Lights? Interesteing... Any pics or link to some?

Thanks!

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My Mastiffs
180 Gal Glass: C. Gibb. "Moba's"
180 Gal Acrylic: Ilangi, Golden Nugget
135 Gal Acrylic: Chaitika, Leleupi, Black Calvus'
110 Gal Glass: Chimba, Leleupi, Alto. Comps
110 Gal Glass: Duboisi "Maswa", Congoensis
90 Gal Glass: Ikola "Kaiser I"
40 Gal Glass: Reganochromis Callerius
60 Gal Glass: Fry Growout Tank
50 Gal Acrylic: 4 Farm Tanks
15, 10, 10 Gal Glass Fry Tanks


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