Posts Tagged Lighting

Lighting The Reef Aquarium, It Must Be Correct

Lighting The Reef Aquarium, It Must Be Correct

Everyone, aquarist or not, sees a healthy established marine reef aquarium as beautiful. It’s an advertisement for Mother Nature, and to humans an alien world. The corals sway in the currents displaying lovely colours and interesting shapes. So what is so important to corals in the aquarium

Read more

Lighting The Marine Aquarium

Lighting The Marine Aquarium

Lighting the marine aquarium, wow, this could be a big subject! In fact it doesn’t need to be, as said on other occasions there isn’t a requirement to wear horn-rimmed glasses and a white coat when enjoying the marine aquarium hobby. Lighting has been written about before

Read more

Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

Special Lights On A Reef Aquarium – Why?

“The fish are fine under standard non-aquarium lights, even if I buy just white lights they are still ok. Why not corals?” This is an understandable question. Marine reef fish come from the same areas as the corals so why spend more? There is a good answer

Read more

Marine Aquarium Lighting Is Really Important

Marine Aquarium Lighting Is Really Important

A well set up and stocked mature marine aquarium is beautiful, even to those who are not interested in having one. Anyone passing by one of these aquariums, be it private or public, will stop and gaze. Setting up a marine aquarium takes time and patience but

Read more

Enough Light? Must Be

Watching a marine aquarium is a great pleasure and probably one of the major reasons why so many keep them. With a reef system sometimes a new arrival is seen to appear, or a species of coral that is already present appears somewhere else. On a few

Read more

Remember The Lighting

What is the most important part of a marine system? Lighting? Well no, it isn’t, seawater quality is the number one with both fish only and reef aquariums. High seawater quality means there shouldn’t be any indication of ammonia or nitrite. Nitrate should be as low as

Read more

The Long One

Like the majority of aquarists I have a schedule for maintaining my aquarium. With the commitments I have and the time available I’ve found that this schedule saves time – usually. Saving time doesn’t always occur, sometimes, and it is infrequent, something occurs which takes up a

Read more

Cool It

The most popular lighting for reef aquariums, or to be more specific SPS reef aquariums, continues to be metal halide. This is because metal halides emit a very intense light that has considerable seawater penetration strength as far as aquariums are concerned. Metal halide bulbs are also

Read more

If Seawater Tests Are Fine But…

We are often going on about the quality of seawater and we believe quite rightly so. Seawater quality is the number one priority, no matter what type of aquarium it could be, fish only, coral only, or mixed reef. Of course, even if seawater quality is correct

Read more

What Are Moonlights For An Aquarium?

For a marine fish only aquarium lighting is simple, the fish need to be able to see and be seen. For a reef system the lighting is more complicated, as not only do the fish need to see and be seen the corals will normally have zooxanthallae

Read more
Page 1 of 512345