Fish Tank Lighting: Find Lights For Fish Tanks at Sears

For fish-only tank, only choose a light that is bright enough to lighten up the entire tank.
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High output T5 aquarium light is a popular and versatile choice for illuminating your fish tank. This style of aquarium light can be used for both freshwater and saltwater applications. T5 HO aquarium light systems are economical and extremely popular for saltwater tanks.
Dimmable 165w Full spectrum led aquarium lamp for coral reef aquarium led lighting best for Fish tanks Marine plants Growth
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For a fish only tank, it is recommended that you have 3 watts of lighting for each gallon of water the tank holds. This ratio can be important when it comes to algae control and if you notice green algae taking over your tank it could be because your lights are too strong. You should plan to replace your lights every 8 months as the lighting will get weaker over time. The Euphotica LED aquarium light is designed for marine fish tanks and reef aquariums containing corals.
Photo provided by FlickrThis LED light has been specially designed for marine fish aquarium and especially reef tanks with live corals
Photo provided by Flickr· Fish tanks with live rock, for the purpose of beneficial bacteria or appearance do not need high output lighting
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Although most aquarium setups come with hoods that have lights fitted right into them, you can also purchase different types of to suit your needs. Most beginning aquarists need only to use the lighting that is provided with the aquarium as long as it is fluorescent lighting and your tank is for fresh water fish only.If you have a saltwater tank that you plan to keep only fish in then the fluorescent lighting you would use in a fresh water tank is probably sufficient. If you want to keep live coral or rocks you will need much more light. Many people start out thinking they only want to keep fish but eventually want to expand their horizons and add and in this case it is wise to get a hood that has fixtures for 2 tubes, that way you can add more lighting as your aquarium grows. Although some corals can survive with 4 watts of light per gallon, most will need 5 - 8 watts to remain healthy and alive.Aquarium lighting for tanks with plants is different than for all fish tanks. Aquarium plants can last as long as house plants if cared for properly. While you may be able to keep some fern like plants with regular fluorescent aquarium lighting, most plants require a full spectrum fluorescent bulb or tri-phosphor tubes which concentrate on the red, blue and green spectrum ranges.The type of aquarium light you need for your fish tank really depends on what you plan on keeping in your aquarium. This article is a very general introduction into aquarium lighting and below we discuss the various types of lighting needs based on aquarium type. If you have decided that you are setting up a basic fish tank, probably freshwater, with nothing photosynthetic like live plants or corals, you’ll be looking for a simple lighting option. If your tank is fairly small and not very deep (18”-20” max), a standard output fluorescent fixture, or low output LED fixture will work well. These basic lights are available as stand-alone strips that can be used over a glass canopy, or as part of a complete aquarium hood. Some good examples of basic aquarium lighting are the Perfecto , and the and . If you have a deeper tank, you want a very brightly lit tank, or you may want to keep live plants or coral, you will want to move up to next level of lighting.Many small, beginner aquarium kits (for ten or fifteen gallon (about 39-60 liter) fish tanks) come with incandescent light fixtures tokeep the initial cost down. However, most aquarium owners quicklyreplace this type of light fixture with a fluorescent fixture. (So,you'll actually save money in electricity and equipment cost by buyingthe more expensive fluorescent light strip to begin with.)