Posts Tagged Lighting

Watch The Heat From That Metal Halide

Metal halide lighting is very popular with reef keepers, particularly those who keep hard (SPS) corals. This is because it is a very powerful light that can penetrate deep into the aquarium provided that the bulb wattage has been correctly selected. Metal halide is likely to be superceded before too

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Construction and Problems – Acrylic Aquariums

I have only ever used glass aquariums, those boxes glued together with silicone. They are immensely strong and long lasting though there can be problems. The potential problems with a glass aquarium such as a crack or silicone failure (been a bit too hasty with that razor perhaps!) have been

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Can Natural Aquarium Lighting Work?

The wild coral reefs sit under the sun and do well. Everything is correct – spectrum, intensity, photoperiod and the dawn/dusk sequence. Could the aquarist make use of Nature’s original? For aquariums that contain corals the importance of aquarium lighting runs a close second to seawater quality, so it would

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Should You Use Glass Covers On An Aquarium?

Those aquarists who purchased a ready built aquarium will possibly find that glass covers are built in. They will either be ‘lift-out’ or sliding. The aquarium that’s been individually assembled by the aquarist has covers or not – another decision to be made. If it is a fish only aquarium

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