LED Aquarium Lighting Systems | That Fish Place - That Pet Place

 150 watts, Replacement lamp for all Marineland Pro-Series 24-Hour Aquarium Lighting Systems.
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Because of the intense heat they produce, your aquarium may need a water chiller and a circulation fan to cool the air under the hood. Additionally, the lighting system should be separated by glass from the water. This reduces UV exposure and keeps the system from getting wet.
When designing your aquarium lighting system, your goal should be to duplicate natural conditions
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The instructions clearly state the light must be mounted over a glass top presumably to avoid splashing water from damaging the system. This presented a unique problem because the red mangroves protrude about 8-inches above the top of the aquarium. A solution was found by mounting the light on a glass ledge a full 9-inches above the aquarium. I didn’t think this light would be effective mounted so far above the tank but the aquatic plants proved me wrong. It was no surprise that the red mangrove continued steady growth given their upper leaves were so close to the light. Most fascinating was the lights capability to keep water lettuce (Pistia Aqueon Modular LED Aquarium Lighting System, 48
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The Orbit IC LED aquarium light is much more than the next generation of Orbit Marine LED light – it’s a vision of how your aquarium products will integrate with each other in the modern world. It puts incredible power that leaps past most light fixtures at your fingertips. With amazing features and an easy-to-use interface, the Orbit IC is designed to work seamlessly to make your aquarium look beautiful.
The key to the Orbit IC LED is LOOP®. LOOP® is the first and only system specifically designed for connecting and syncing lights, pumps and accessories into a single, controllable network. From programming a daily light cycle with weather patterns, to creating surging water flow, LOOP® is designed to help you get the most from your aquarium components.
Saltwater reef tanks with corals, clams and other light needing organisms will need the high output, very high output Fluorescent or metal halide lamps. Certain corals, anemones and clams require very intense lighting levels that can only be provided with T5-HO, VHO and metal halide light sources. A general rule of thumb for reef tanks is between 4 and 10 watts per aquarium gallon. Many reefers have lighting systems incorporating metal halides and VHO Fluorescent tubes. Research the species you want to keep because light requirements can vary. Because of the amount of heat these light units can produce, you may need to get an aquarium chiller to keep your tank water temperature in an acceptable range. The expense of lighting a reef tank may be just as high or higher than the cost of the live rock or even the price of all the other equipment combined.
Are LED aquarium lights what we have in store for the future of aquarium lighting systems? Prices are still very high and they will need to drop significantly in price before more hobbyists will transition to them. The prices are coming down, just not fast enough. They offer many advantages over previously mentioned lights. Some of the advantages of LED lights over convential Fluorescents and metal halides include:Choosing the right lighting system for your aquarium is very important and there are a number of factors to consider. If you are cultivating a freshwater tank with fish only, the lighting will primarily serve an aesthetic purpose. On the other hand, if you want to stock live plants as well as fish in your tank, the lighting system you choose needs to be strong enough to support plant life.