importance of the right Aquarium Lighting
right aquarium lighting does not only provide a more enjoyable aquatic
view, it is also crucial when it comes to health of your underwater
are living creatures that were intended to live in the wild. Therefore
it is essential that you create an environment that is as close
to the real thing as humanly possible. To simulate a natural environment
your fish need lighting that covers the full visible light spectrum.
Some sources of light do not cover the full spectrum and therefore
aren’t suited as aquarium lighting. Proper lighting is essential
to all living creatures, and fish are no exception.
as you know, fish can’t close their eyes. This means thats you must
make sure to put the lights out at night. This will prevent stress
a large tank you will need to choose a lighting system that is more
intense otherwise the light rays won’t be able to penetrate the
full depth of the tank.
is an unending variety of lighting systems available. Furthermore,
different types of fish and plants have different lighting requirements.
If you are not yet an aquatic expert and just starting out you need
to do some thourough research or get help from an expert to make
sure that your fish have the best possible living conditions.
the right aquarium lighting
in your aquarium
aquariums and planted freshwater aquariums require more lighting
than fish only aquariums. You will need to choose the proper lighting
for your tank based partly on what types of organims that exist
in your aquarium.
with live rock:
When choosing lighting for an aquarium with live rock you need to
that have live rock with intent of growing beneficial bacteria (these
do not need high output lighting)
that have live rock with intent to cultivate photosynthetic animals
or macro algae that are common on live rock need high output lighting
(these DO require high output lighting)
You must also realize that an aquarium with hard corals such as
Acropora needs more lighting than a tank with soft corals.
and the size of your aquarium
important aspect to consider when choosing aquarium lighting is
the size of your aquarium. The deeper your aquarium the more light
is needed. Since light does not penetrate water very well you will
need to choose a concentrated source of light – such as metal halide
lighting -if your aquarium is more than 20-25 inches deep.
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