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Old 28-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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Question To shine or not to shine GFs

Bros,

Would like to check with you whether it's good to shine the GFs for certain amount of time a day, or not to shine at all and only on the light if you want to view your GFs?

I'm using the tank with built-in 2 x T5 Lights.

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Old 28-08-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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Was told that tank lights needs to be turned on for 6 to 8 hours a day to prevent fading of colour....of course nothing beats natural sunlight and good genes....
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Old 28-08-2013, 07:49 AM   #3
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To make the goldfish shine u need to shine the goldfish best is plenty of sunshine. Goldfish look best under natural sunlight and thrive well under sunlight. Else the alternative is using light to shine them for 6 to 8 hrs as bro patrick suggest.
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Old 28-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Was told that tank lights needs to be turned on for 6 to 8 hours a day to prevent fading of colour....of course nothing beats natural sunlight and good genes....
I do noticed that sometime the tank water get so warmth after the shine that I decided not to shine too much.

But the lionhead I bought from Y418 sometime back is of low quality, that I've decided to stop buying there. I didn't get the chance to choose too =.= So I guess even shine more wont help much as the colour like half-fading though now a bit more shiny and colour get slightly more intense and nothing else, compared to the other GFs inside the tank
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Old 28-08-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Bros, imo if you want good colors, health and growth, set it up like this. This setup belongs to a member at RG. His fish not only get good lightning but plenty of free algae (promote headgrowth, color etc..) for them to munch all day long too.
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Old 28-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #6
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Bros, imo if you want good colors, health and growth, set it up like this. This setup belongs to a member at RG. His fish not only get good lightning but plenty of free algae (promote headgrowth, color etc..) for them to munch all day long too.
Thanks bro what setup is that? I have account there. Do you have direct link?
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Old 30-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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At RG, try the GW section and look for date of posting around 30th Sept 2012.
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Old 30-08-2013, 01:15 PM   #8
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At RG, try the GW section and look for date of posting around 30th Sept 2012.
Yup finally saw it but no details. I found one Chinese article also shared their green water tank also very nice but I think not good for the tank right? Thought the pellets supposed to include something similar to algae? But true lah, if no one feed them, they can still munch the algae which is good too.

But my wife will not allowed green water setup that's why I don't dare to try yet. Now tank water still clear though slightly yellowish
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So far only shine them in the morning and at night. But I flip open the part which allow me to throw in pellets to allow some air exchange and releases of condensation
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