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According to Murray Hallam, light causes stress in fish. They prefer partial shade. Does anyone think that viewing windows in fish tanks are going to make a significant negative impact on fish health?

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This is drumurphy's photo - worth 1,000 - do they look stressed?

The way my tank is situated, the fish may as well be invisible.  People like to see fish.  Direct, bright lighting could be a problem but indirect?  I doubt it.  

Thanks George....What brand of tank? Or is it home made?

Excellent point George. Windows are awesome. You want to be able to see your fish; it's kind of the reason you're doing aquaponics. Just don't set up flood lights :) Fish don't mind a little light, but excess lighting will stress them out, especially if its constantly being turned on and off.

George said:

The way my tank is situated, the fish may as well be invisible.  People like to see fish.  Direct, bright lighting could be a problem but indirect?  I doubt it.  

The tank in the photo belongs to drumurphy, another member - he posted it recently.  

My tank is fiberglass and in the ground, covered, not conducive to fish watching.  

If you want a tank window, go for it.  Regarding fish health, that might be easier to monitor if you can see them.

Mark Hall said:

Thanks George....What brand of tank? Or is it home made?

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