Posts Tagged diy-aquarium-lighting

Should You Simulate Cloud Cover On The Home Aquarium

Something I have thought about for quite some time now is clouds – and should we be simulating them in our home aquariums.

The fish, corals etc which we keep in our saltwater aquariums come from the wild unless that are either captive raised or coral frags. In nature the coral reef, dependant upon the location of the coral reef is exposed to a tremendous amount of sunlight. On some days the skies are blue and the sun beats down on them all day long.

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Lumens And Lux – What’s That Then

With a reef aquarium after water movement lighting is the next biggest thing which concerns us.

It actually reminds me of a saying which my dad said to me when I was first starting out.

‘You are not keeping fish and corals – you are keeping water’

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To Use A UV Filter Glass Or Not To Use A UV Filter Glass – Now That Is The Question

A UV filter glass is normally used on a metal halide lighting unit. The reason for this is that it prevents any harmful rays from ‘hurting’ the corals.

However do you really need to use one?

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