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Natural Algae Control

Published on April 11, 2011 By admin

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 […]

LED Aquarium Lamps to Light a Reef Tank

Published on March 30, 2011 By admin

LED aquarium lighting is an upgrade over the standard fluorescent lighting found in many reef setups. LED lights use tiny, electronic light emitting diodes (hence “LED”) to provide energy efficient illumination. Setting up an LED light on a reef tank is just as simple as setting up fluorescent light, but it will be much more […]

Aquarium lighting

Published on March 29, 2011 By admin

With the advent of newer and better technologies, increasing intensities and a growing spectrum, there are many options to consider. Many, if not most aquarium corals contain within their tissue the symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae. It is these zooxanthellae that require light to perform photosynthesis and in turn produce simple sugars that the corals utilize […]