Hello, I’m really hoping you guys can help me. I need advice from people who really know what they’re taking about.
My husband upgraded to a new tank last weekend - a red sea 650 peninsula. It’s being used as a room divider between open plan kitchen/dining/living room. There is a bracket suspended from the ceiling housing x4 AI Hydra 52 lights. And therein is the problem.
The lights have been active since midweek and I cannot live like this. He insists this is just how it is and how it needs to be. But I am finding it unbearable. Especially in the evenings once it’s dark outside and we have just the regular house lights on. The open plan downstairs just glows neon blue. It’s so bright. I’m not exaggerating when I say our living space is neon lit - the white plates glow while having dinner, everything is neon. I suffer migraines, am additionally concerned about light damaging mine and my children’s eyes.
I’ll atatch some photos of the set up. The fish and corals aren’t in yet, there still in the old tank - just live rock and a few softies are in the new one so far while it cycles.
Am I being unreasonable to say that this set up just doesn’t seem right and that the living room shouldn’t glow neon because of the lights from the tank.
What can we do? He says it just needs to be like this or ‘just get rid of the whole thing’. Surely there is something we can change to fix this, surely not everyone lives like this? Please help. If I want it to change I need to come up with a solution but without having the knowledge that he does of fishkeeping it’s difficult for me to suggest solutions that will work. Thanks.