Saturday, July 21, 2007

lightings for the aquarium

take your pick, there are many choices of suitable lights to illuminate the splendor of your home aquarium for the viewing pleasure, so which type of light do you go for, that is the mind boggling for enthusiasts

well, firstly, the aquarium is none to look at if its without any lighting, if its in the night or dark, then the tank is just a box of mysterious creatures nothing to showcase your creations and water featured homemade art in your living room

so we have to go for the ideal choice and circumstances for the so call perfect sense of light up for the fish, water decor and the whole sense of water pet form of keeping in your house

lets see the choices, then the size , the maintenance and the overall effect of the light

there is a standard bulb tube that is commonly use as flourescent, then the PL form factor and the xenon light for mostly use for marine tank environment

the size has to compliment and proportionate to the length of the oveall size of the tank, the throw of the light should be adequate and not too powerful to be too glaring for the fish and fitting for our human eyes, if the lights are too dim and too bright, the effects on the fish can be devastating as to the longevity of the fish and the necessary micro-organisms within the tank eco systems.

the color of the light also depends on the selection process of you light taste and the heat generated by the light power and generation , otherwise a heater effect will burn out the waters and the fish survival for the ideal temperatures

lastly, look into the electricity consumption needed and maintenance necessary to upkeep the aquarium within your budget

energy saving ones like the pl energy compliant model are good investments for long term light mounts for the serious aquarium enthusiasts
these are most costly but do save your electrical billings for your savings to prevent a hole in your pockets

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