Archive for April, 2011

Picking the right lighting for your planted aquarium

April 15, 2011

Picking the right lighting for your planted aquarium can be intimidating and confusing. There are so many options to choose from, and so many ways to measure these options. The first step to understanding full spectrum aquarium lighting is to understand what type light your plants need, and what the measurements mean. Color temperature, measured […]

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How to Keep Fish Healthy

April 12, 2011

There are actually relatively few things you need to keep a fish healthy. However, any fish will need these things, so keep them in mind when you are getting prepared for your new friends: You will need a tank. Your tank will need to be large enough for the fish to swim round freely and […]

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Natural Algae Control

April 11, 2011

Algae control in a saltwater aquarium is important. Having algae in your tank doesn’t mean anything is necessarily wrong, in fact, sometimes it will only grow under healthy conditions! Algae need two things to grow, light and nutrients, two things that the much more desirable corals also require. Outside of keeping the aquarium dark and […]

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What You Should Know Before Purchasing an LED Aquarium Light

April 9, 2011

The following musings began as a simple post on 3reef and ended up being quite long. However, I think the info is valuable to anyone in the market for LED aquarium lighting. There is much, much more that goes into an LED unit besides the diodes used. Top quality emitters can be used, but if […]

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