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Aquarium Light: Why, How Much, & How Long

The aquarists balancing act between having enough light and too much. In the beginning of this article we discuss in general terms why light is required in the home reef aquarium. In later sections we will dive a bit deeper into the importance of light and its impact on Zooxanthellae Algae. To get the discussion going I’ve posed two questions/answers below:

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How Much Should I Feed My Saltwater Fish?

A seemingly simply question that holds disastrous results for the unknowing aquarist. As a General Rule of thumb Mid-Cities Aquariums suggests you feed an amount of food that can be consumed by your Marine Livestock in twenty (20) seconds or less. From our experience we would prefer you under feed your saltwater aquarium as opposed to overfeed, but why?

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