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Aquarium Lighting, Aquarium Lighting Q&A's, Articles

Why Bright is Bad

Not a Bright Idea Here at iQuatics, the term “bright” is pretty much classed as a swear word; in fact, it’s so offensive to aquarium maintenance specialists like us that we’d consider typing “b****t” all the time, but that’s quite a lot of effort. As we’ll go on to explain, the “b-word” isn’t just inaccurate,…

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Evergrow Aquarium LED – Hanging Solution

Evergrow hanging made easy by iQuatics Do you have the Evergrow Aquarium LED? Are you looking for a cost effective, stylish way to mount your Evergrow Aquarium LED without needing to drill holes in ceilings or drill holes in walls ?  The iQuatics aquarium LED hanging bar offers a versatile solution for the Evergrow Aquarium LED whilst…

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ATI T5 Ballast

ATI T5 Ballasts can be replaced with the iQuatics range of Helvar Ballasts. ATI T5 ballasts have for many years been used in ATI T5 lighting systems. iQuatics now have a range of ballasts that can be used as a direct replacement for the ATI T5 ballast. We stock twin non dimmable ballasts in 24w,…

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Aquarium Lighting

Zeewaternieuws – Frag Rack Review

iQuatics is a British company that has grown thanks to its retrofit Juwel light modules. In the meantime, the company also makes its own salt mix, reflectors, and filter media. Cuttings racks have recently been added to the range. Seawater news tests the biggest: the Multi-Tier Adjustable Frag Rack 40 .

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Let There be Light

It’s no use sitting in darkened rooms this winter, moping over the loss of daylight. Here at iQuatics, our lighting technology means your aquarium doesn’t have to be subject to the vagaries of the winter daylight hours. Without further ado, let our aquarium supplies shine some light on the subject.

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Aquarium Lighting & Planted Aquariums

A Spot of Light Reading If you’re looking to get into aquarium keeping, specifically focussing on tropical plants and wildlife (and let’s face it, who buys an aquarium to look like the bottom of a Manchester canal?), getting your aquarium lighting right is of the utmost importance. That’s why we’ve put together the following short…

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The Negative Effects of Too Much Green Light

It’s Not That Easy Being Green As you’ll know by now if you follow our blogs on all things aquarium maintenance, visible light (commonly referred to as white light) is divided into seven colours, and – depending on which bulbs and aquarium lighting fixtures you choose – you can largely control the colour and type…

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The Benefits of White Light

The White Choice As many an amateur aquarist will be aware, light exists on a broad spectrum that us human beings can actually only see a small part of. Naturally, your aquarium lighting has to fulfil two functions; it has to provide the right level of energy for photosynthetic matter like plants to grow and…

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Spotlight On: Anemones

Plants or Animals…? It’s long been debated whether sea anemones are plants or animals, with the results of recent studies actually indicating that they’re somewhere in the middle. Regardless, they look great in a vibrant aquarium, so we’re not too bothered about the specifics. Like the majority of things you’ll pick up for your aquarium,…

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The iQuatics Universal vs Aquatlantis® T5 Light Bars

When looking for a new light bar for your Aquatlantis® aquarium there are a few compatible products on the market for you to consider, such as the iQuatics AquaLumi Universal. It’s better sometimes to look at two products side by side so you can draw your own conclusions.

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How to repair a faulty Juwel® Hi-Lite® T5 or MultiLux® T8 unit.

Being one of the only manufacturers that has a direct phone number through to our HQ we speak to a lot of customers on a regular basis who are experiencing the same issues with their Juwel® Hi-Lite® T5 OR MultiLux® light bars.

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The iQuatics Universal vs Juwel Hi-Lite & Multilux® T5 Light Bars

When looking for a new light bar for your Juwel® aquarium there are a few compatible products on the market for you to consider, such as the iQuatics AquaLumi Universal. It’s better sometimes to look at two products side by side so you can draw your own conclusions.

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Replacing your Juwel Hi-lite® unit with the iQuatics AquaLumi Universal.

Your existing Juwel high light unit has died, or you just fancy upgrading your two tube Hi-lite for a shiny new four tube universal, which ones right for you ? Fortunately we’ve done the hard work for you and devised this little table that shows which Universal you need for your Juwel aquarium.

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Aquarium Lighting, Aquarium Lighting Q&A's, Q&A's

Replacing your Aquatlantis® unit with the iQuatics AquaLumi Universal.

Your existing Aquatlantis T5 unit has died, or you just fancy upgrading your two tube unit for a shiny new four tube universal, which ones right for you ? Fortunately we’ve done the hard work for you and devised this little table that shows which Universal you need for your Aquatlantis aquarium.

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Aquarium Lighting: Should you be Expanding?

Let There Be Light! A lot of aquarists hold the false belief that all you really need to set up a thriving tank is the aquarium itself, some livestock and a bit of aquarium lighting, when in fact they couldn’t be more wrong! As it turns out, there’s a whole wealth of products on the…

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Considering Your (Aquarium Lighting) Options

Before you get scared off, don’t worry – this blog isn’t going to be like one of those painfully awkward careers meetings you had when you were 16 where you were forced to consider your “career options” over a cup of weak tea. No, today we’re going to be talking about lighting options, looking at…

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