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Is it necessary for a fish tank to have a light?

  1. Ling fat profile image53
    Ling fatposted 7 years ago

    Is it necessary for a fish tank to have a light?

  2. David 470 profile image84
    David 470posted 7 years ago

    I don't think its necessary, but I think it would be recommended when you feed them

  3. Lifeallstar1 profile image58
    Lifeallstar1posted 7 years ago

    You don't need to have one but people like it so they can see it lit up at night. Looks nice.

  4. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    It is not necessary unless you're trying to grow live plants at the same time, or attempting to breed fish in a room that doesn't have natural light. The former is pretty obvious, but the latter is because a fish needs a day/night cycle in order to get on with their normal biological cycles.

  5. starx profile image65
    starxposted 7 years ago

    Yes, lighting is very important. Many invertebrate can't live longer if there is no proper light. Same is the case with plants.

  6. finatics profile image79
    finaticsposted 7 years ago

    You don't need to buy an aquarium light for your fish tank unless you're growing plants in it. However, you should provide them with some way of letting them know when it's day and night, like opening the curtains in the room the tank's in, or whatnot. You shouldn't put the tank right next to the window, though, as it could be subject to drafts and algae blooms.