are moon lights needed for reef aquariums

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    bobby I like to do bad things.

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    this might be a stupid ? but all ive heard on moon lights is about people using them and was wondering if you need them for corrals and such or if there just for looks :question: i was also wondering if its a good idea to cycle a tank with just sand and fish and then once its cycled add the homemade rock and a few pieces of live rock to seed the homemade rock or should i add it all at once thanks for your replies in advance
     
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    I would be inclinded to add the sand and the homemade rock and the pieces of LR that you are planning on seeding to the tank and let that go for about a month to get the LR going and then I would start adding cleanup crew before you even look at fish. But that is just my :twocents:
     
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    yes, add the rock before the fish. Some Lr will prolly have some die off, and the homemade stuff needs to cure.
     
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    yes do cycle the tank with the rock added. Moon lights do help coral propagate. They also add nice night glow to your tank and allow you to see the life in your tank at night, but they are not necessary
     
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    thanks for the advice ill cycle it with sand and rock before adding anything else
     
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