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and lowest prices on aquarium lighting systems and accessories.
Reef Aquarium and Saltwater fish tank lighting is one of the
most important choices you will make for your reef aquarium.
What You Need to Know About Aquarium Lighting
At Aquatic Connection Live, we've done the homework for you!
We provide the best selection & best prices on top quality
aquarium Lighting for your aquarium. There are some low quality
brands out there, and you will never see them ever available
here. The proper lighting intensity is required for corals and/or
invertebrates to survive. Furthermore proper lighting is nescessary
for the correct colors to be seen in your specimens. Similar
to plants, corals and many invertebrates require light for photosynthesis
to generate energy and food. If your corals and invertebrates
do not receive enough light for photosynthesis from your aquarium
lights, they will not survive.
T-5 HO (high output) fluorescent and PC (Power Compact) fluorescent
lighting systems are good for corals that require low to moderate
lighting, such as leather corals, mushrooms, polyps, and most
LPS corals. For the most part T5 or PC lighting is an excellent
choice for the beginner reef tank. When a large number of T5
high output bulbs are used together in a fixture, you now have
a system that is excellent for corals that require more moderate
to high lighting needs. If your wish is to keep SPS corals, clams
and anemones, you will need an aquarium light system that puts
out intense lighting for these specimens to do well, your choice
should be a Metal Halide Light System. For dawn to dusk effect
when using metal halides, or to add more blue coloration to the
reef tank with halides, many hobbyists will supplement metal
halide lighting with actinic T5, power compact, or LED lighting.
Lunar/moonlights can create a more realistic lighting environment
for your tank. These LED fixtures may promote lunar spawning
cycles in corals and reef life while giving you the ability to
view organisms that are normally active only at night.
For more information on lighting, please visit our Aquatic
Education Center article on Aquarium Lighting.