Aquarium Lighting

An aquarium is a colourful environment teeming with life, lit up brightly to show off the colours and activity within. Fish don’t have eyelids and therefore are not necessarily cut out to look into bright lights. They actually don’t need a lot of light and appreciate dark “caves” in which to hide and rest. However, aquatic plants do need light, some varieties requiring illumination for photosynthesis for about 10 hours each day. And, light is appreciated by fish owners who want to enjoy their tanks.

Example of Aquarium Lights Available

  • Incandescent

    These are not the most efficient of light sources. They are appropriate for smaller systems. They put out a significant amount of heat, and they can be expensive to run.
  • Full-Spectrum or Daylight Bulbs

    These are available in a variety of brightnesses and are good for use in most aquariums. These are an excellent option for freshwater plants.
  • Fluorescent Tubes

    These are an inexpensive option, offering easy installation, and they use a lower amount of power than globes. There is a tremendous variety available online.
  • Most aquarium lights cannot be submerged. Therefore, one must keep safety in mind during installation and use.

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