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    Posted: September 13 2016 at 10:38am
So my lights fell in my tank and fried (long story, livestock is ok). I took this opportunity to get new LED's but until they get here, is it ok to run the tank with Daylight CFL bulbs from my fuge so it won't be dark?
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A few days of no light is not a problem. If it takes more than about 3 day sfor you to get your new light then any light is better than no light. You may see changes in colors and maybe even some algae that wasn't there before from other types of lights but it shouldn't be anything to worry about.

Just keep in mind that if you use the fuge light on the tank then nothing is lighting the fuge and your macro won't be doing it's job (and could actually start dying) from lack of light down there.
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Agree with krazie
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I've got an extra led you can borrow if needed to get you by.   I'm just in west Jordan.   Pm if you'd like.
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