Frontosa.com

Frontosa.com is dedicated to the discussion and husbandry of African Cichlids especially the Frontosa/Gibberosa species.
It is currently Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:51 am

Style Select

Green = Released
Orange = Beta Theme
Gray = Pre-beta Theme
Red = New Pre-beta Team
Current Style

fisubice

You must be logged in to use the Styles Changer



We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.

Click here to Register
Online Users

In total there are 9 users online :: 1 registered, 0 hidden and 8 guests

Most users ever online was 119 on Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:57 am

Registered users: Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 10 minutes

Recent Topics
Hello~!
by: iandraco
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:21 am
View latest reply...

Intro
by: iandraco
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:26 pm
View latest reply...

Male or Female, Need...
by: Filip Gorgiovski
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:24 pm
View latest reply...

substrait accumulati...
by: insite
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:51 pm
View latest reply...

Intro
by: Allen
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:43 pm
View latest reply...

WTB
by: Barnacle Joe
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:43 am
View latest reply...

We are back
by: Allen
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:31 am
View latest reply...

show and tell..........
by: Simard
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:47 am
View latest reply...

Intro
by: sham
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:22 am
View latest reply...

May 2010 Best Fronto...
by: Reisch
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:34 pm
View latest reply...

Clown Loaches Fin ni...
by: peteralan
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:47 pm
View latest reply...

Frontosa with floati...
by: manfred
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:33 pm
View latest reply...

Your Fish in Your Sh...
by: peteralan
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:20 am
View latest reply...

Old heifers.........
by: Bwana Makuba
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:20 am
View latest reply...

why wild caught over...
by: Bwana Makuba
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:02 pm
View latest reply...

Search





This banner is placed in support of my children and their band "Half8n"
May all their hopes and dreams come true.
Help me out! Just click play, Really its 10 minutes of your life... Can you think of 10 minutes you have wasted doing even less?

Stop by and check out their website at http://www.half8n.com
Thank you, Allen
Post a new topic Post a reply 
Page 1 of 1      [ 5 posts ] Next topic { BOTTOM } Who posted Bookmark topic Previous topic
Go to page    
Author Message
 Post subject: What's the point?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:57 pm 
Offline
Jr. Member

Joined: Mon May 25, 2015 12:53 pm
Posts: 55
Location: waterlooville Flag
As advised,I have not had any lighting on my tank.I am home most of the day. My tank is not near any natural light and is very dark without the lights on.There is not much point having a tank if it is too dark to see the fish.I may as well turn off the t.v. and stare at the blank screen. If I turn the light on and off every time I want to watch them, which is quite often,won't that freak them out,with the light going on and off several times a day?


Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:57 pm
Profile       
Gender place holder
Top
 Post subject: Re: What's the point?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:49 am 
Offline
Veteran Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:02 am
Posts: 1320
Images: 1
Location: spokane, wa Flag
over the last couple years i've really been thinking the same thing. if i can't see the colors of my fish and watch their behaviors it's hard to enjoy and appreciate them as much as i should. and yes, when i would turn my lights on my fish would just spook and hide. i now use some dim lighting on my tanks. it did take a little while for my fish to get used to it. the reason for the no light thing is to keep their environment as natural as possible because at the depths that fronts live at they don't get a lot of natural light. imo this is probably a bigger deal for wild caught fish than captive bread fish. i'm sure some others would disagree. however, in your current situation turning the lights off is to get rid of your blue/green algae. it can't survive long without light. after it's completely gone, i'd still keep the lights off for a couple weeks just to be safe. then you can turn your lights back on.

_________________
Show me a cichlid that isn't hungry, and I'll show you a cichlid that isn't healthy.


Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:49 am
Gender place holder
Top
 Post subject: Re: What's the point?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:41 am 
Offline
Jr. Member

Joined: Mon May 25, 2015 12:53 pm
Posts: 55
Location: waterlooville Flag
O,K. Thanks for the advice.I will do that and then hopefully, I can start enjoying them again.


Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:41 am
Profile       
Gender place holder
Top
 Post subject: Re: What's the point?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:27 pm 
Offline
Veteran Member
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:07 pm
Posts: 1538
Images: 8
Location: Wales, UK Flag
Try a timer with some leds that come on when you arrive home and just stay on for a few hours. My lights come on about 4-5pm and go off around 10.30. They get used to the lights if they are on a lot and eventually their behaviour will be unaffected by it too much, especially if they have they from a young age.

_________________
So many fish, so little time.... :moba


Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:27 pm
Profile       
Gender place holder
Top
 Post subject: Re: What's the point?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:58 pm 
Offline
Jr. Member

Joined: Mon May 25, 2015 12:53 pm
Posts: 55
Location: waterlooville Flag
Oh that's o.k. then. I will just not have them on for as long each day. Thanks guys.


Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:58 pm
Profile       
Gender place holder
Top
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Page 1 of 1      [ 5 posts ] Next topic Top Who posted Bookmark topic Previous topic
Go to page    
Post a new topic Post a reply


Who is online

Registered users: Yahoo [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  

Advertisement
cron
The teamDelete all board cookiesContact Board Administration • All times are UTC + 1 hour

phpBBIntegraMODStargate Portal