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Often overlooked, Aquarium lighting is a crucial component of a saltwater reef tank. In addition to helping you see clearly all the activities in the tank, good lighting enhances the color of your fish.
The type of lighting you need depends on the aquarium size, the type of fish and plants you wish to keep. Depending on your preference, you can consider LED, fluorescent, or incandescent lighting.
Because bulbs lose intensity with age, we recommend that you replace them at least once every year. Otherwise, a dull aquarium can encourage the growth of algae. Browse our collection of aquarium lights, including popular products like MAXSPECT, RED SEA, and TMC.
What species and light conditions?
The first consideration before purchasing a fish tank light is deciding which species you plan to have. That said, you can then conduct proper researches on their lighting requirements. This helps you ensure that the lights will not harm the aquarium, rather make them thrive better.
Here’s How Aquarium Lighting Can Affect Your Fish
Bringing out the Best Colour of the Fish
Apart from enhancing a beautiful aquarium, lighting also improves the color of your fish. However, keep in mind that fish are not as dependent on light as plants.
Among others, we recommend you choose from either fluorescent or aquarium LED lights. These types of lighting do not produce heat (or very low) and are not harmful to your fishes and corals.
Algae and Light
The truth is there is no particular light bulb type to prevent algae. However, a sure way to prevent their growth is by avoiding overlighting. Use normal output or about 1.5 watts of power per gallon.
How long should I keep the lights on?
About 8 to 12 hours is ideal to provide your fish and plants the lighting they need. Well, you don’t have to sit with it all day. Simply install a timer, set it, and go do your daily chores. However, if you begin to notice algae growth, reduce the duration of the lighting. Sometimes, experimenting is the best approach to choosing the right amount of lighting for your aquarium.
If you use cooler lights such as fluorescent, you can leave them on for longer periods.
Browse our collection of aquarium lights
Having an adequate lighting system in your saltwater aquarium will keep your fish and corals happy. The good news is you don’t have to break the bank to own aquarium lights. Check our store today.