Kyle May wrote:With Cichlids, the light is more for you than them. Unlike saltwater tanks, your tank doesn't need that much light.
Can´t say I agree completely. In case of a Mbuna or Tropheus tank - these fish live in very clear water, under the equator sun, not that far from the surface.
The light promotes algae growth, and the fish live from that.
Although I never kept them myself, friends have said that Mbuna and Tropheus in a tank with algae - thus much light - re more peacefull. Perhaps due to the possibility to spend time grazing