The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

This is a discussion on Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank? within the Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) forums, part of the Beginner Newt, Salamander, Axolotl & Help Topics category; Hey all, I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding the use of blacklight or blue LED lighting (I ...

Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) A dedicated topic for those seeking help with Axolotls, showing off your photos, or just to talk about them.

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 1st January 2017   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
debadog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 88
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: debadog is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone had any advice regarding the use of blacklight or blue LED lighting (I think they are different even though they look the same) in an axolotl tank. I know their eyes are sensitive to light but I was wondering if it would be okay to leave a blue LED on for longer than my normal LEDS as its definitely not as bright?

Thanks!



debadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th January 2017   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 28
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: MamaPluto is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

Continuous blacklight use tends to be stressful for axolotl. Not sure on the LEDs off the top of my head, though.



MamaPluto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th January 2017   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 23
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: JLowe92 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

I wouldn't have continuous light



JLowe92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th January 2017   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Nationality:
Posts: 4
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: HecticDucky is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

i would believe that any dimmer light would be better than bright light Led's are brighter but it all depends on the lumens that light puts out i would assume that you would be fine if it bugged them they would hide from it. i switch my setup light to interchangeable leds and over my typical light they probably hid most of the time when the light was on and seem to not care with my led as of yet



HecticDucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th January 2017   #5 (permalink)
Prolific Member
 
Donna001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1,041
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Donna001 has given good advice and informationDonna001 has given good advice and informationDonna001 has given good advice and information
Default Re: Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

I use my LED tank lights on the dimmest setting, and my gang don't seem to be bothered even with the white lights on for up to 6 hours in the evening. They certainly don't like the white lights on the higher settings, but are ok with the blue lights on.



Donna001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th January 2017   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
debadog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 88
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: debadog is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

Thanks all, he doesn't seem massively bothered by it (he never really hides unless he's stressed because I'm cleaning etc.) but I was wondering if there was some horrible effect of blue light that I didn't know about. Unfortunately I can't dim the lights as they're built in, but that's something I'll look into when I upgrade his tank.

Cheers!



debadog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th January 2017   #7 (permalink)
Prolific Member
 
Donna001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 1,041
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: Donna001 has given good advice and informationDonna001 has given good advice and informationDonna001 has given good advice and information
Default Re: Blue LED (blacklight) in axie tank?

As far as I'm aware there isn't a problem with blue light. White and blue lights are in the visual spectrum range, and black lights (UV lights) are a very different wavelength to blue light/moon light bulbs. I've got a feeling that I read somewhere on this site in the past that part of the problem with black lights is something to do with causing GFP axies to glow and stressing them. Apologies for the lack of detail, I don't have black lights or flourescent axolotls, and it was something I read a long time ago, but I'm sure that the more experienced keepers can clarify the situation for you.
It sounds as if your axie is comfortable with the lights that you have.



Donna001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spotted Sal and the use of a blacklight CreativeOne Newt and Salamander Help 1 29th April 2014 06:46
Question: What Kind of Blacklight? Evil Weasel Axolotl tank set-ups, filters, substrate 34 28th April 2014 09:48
Axie just passed away out of the blue :C agunn1 Sick Axolotl? 4 8th November 2013 23:07
White axie with blue eyes bourko11 Axolotl General Discussion 11 25th November 2012 15:10
Blacklight sarah Axolotl General Discussion 4 7th November 2005 08:14


All times are GMT. The time now is 15:29.