METAL HALID + CUTTLE

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  1. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    as i have been reading a good bit of the cuttle threads on this site, i have seen that some people are saying that the lights made there cuttle go blind, but i have also seen where people said that there cuttle was just fine. P.S. i plan to keep s. banendsis
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    This was covered in the article I sent you.
     
  3. William Tyson

    William Tyson Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I would like to refrasie the question has anyone had blinding in their cuttles when they were clearly not in senescence
     
  4. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    No, I havnt seen it...

    I think that one of the biggest problems with MH lighting is simply that they are more likely to hide from it and if keeping officinalis the temperature would get too hot for them.

    I did swap from fluro tubes to MH when my officinalis were quite large and the really did stick to the shadows more
     
  5. William Tyson

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    since i plan to keep s bandenisis, and they are tropical wouldnt they naturaly be used to high light
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    So far, the ones I have, size for size, are more secretive during the day than officinalis were. Currently I am using an 18 watt grolux fluro tube and they really only get active just before dark or when they see feeding clues.

    To be honest the jury is still out on this one as far as I am concerned. I have never done direct comparisons between tanks with and tank without MH lighting.
     

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