Archive for the Lighting Category

T5 Aquarium Lighting – Suitable For Which Corals?

Aquarium lighting for a reef aquarium is very important. It is second in importance only to seawater quality. The lighting system needs careful consideration if corals are to prosper. In a fish only system the lighting is not particularly important. The fish need to see and also be seen, that’s

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Angels Of…?

Here’s a question for anyone who reads this. I have a feeling I have come across this before but just cannot tie it down, and being unable to do so means I cannot answer the question. The creatures seem to be attracted to light and they are very small. So

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Aquarium Lighting Advance

In years gone by aquarists lit their aquariums with tungsten lights. They probably had no idea of spectrum, probably had lots of algae growth, and I would imagine the heat output would have caused problems too. Methods advance. Nowadays there are two main lighting systems, fluorescent tubes and metal halide

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How Do You Know Which Aquarium Lighting You Will Need?

The marine aquarium has two main types, the fish only (FO) and the reef. These systems have a good few things in common, one that is not common to them is the aquarium lighting. Water quality is the number one requisite in a marine aquarium, and this is closely followed

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