Lighting

LED Aquarium Lighting

Have you been thinking about purchasing or upgrading to LED Aquarium Lighting? Before LED lights became more intense, they were used only as aquarium moonlights, which allowed your to view your aquarium at night.. These LED moonlights weren’t intense enough to keep even soft corals, but with new technology LED aquarium lighting fixtures are more …

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Coralife Lights

Coralife Lights is a manufacturer of aquarium lights and is partnered with Oceanic. You may be familiar with their popular aquarium products including the Biocube that features Coralife’s power compact or HQI metal halide lights. Coralife is known for making several different lighting types including power compact, T5, metal halide and LED moonlights. They also …

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Aquarium Water Circulation

The amount of water flow should be taken into consideration with every reef tank. The average aquarist doesn’t have enough water movement, which can cause increase nitrates and algae growth. To determine if your fish tank has enough flow, start by adding up the water flow created by powerheads, return pumps, power filters, and canister …

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Kevin Scale Bulb Color

When selecting a light bulb for your saltwater aquarium, you have most likely run into terms like 6,700°K, 10,000°K, 14,000°K, 20,000°K, Actinic, Daylight, 420nm and 460nm. Kelvin Scale The numbers 6,700°K, 10,000°K, 14,000°K, and 20,000°K make reference to the Kevin Scale. Lower Kelvin degrees, like 6,700°K are more yellow and higher Kelvin degrees, like 20,000°K …

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Aquarium Bulb Selection

Many experts recommend selecting lighting with a bulb Kelvin color between 6,500K and 10,000K because it promotes optimum coral growth. These color temperatures represent the daylight spectrum and can range from a yellow appearance to a crisp white. Although many aquarists get good color growth, oftentimes their aquarium did not look very appealing. In fact, …

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