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Aquarium Lighting, Articles

What Makes Corals the Colour They Are?

Corals are a wonderful addition to any aquarium but they’re not the simple creatures which at first they may appear to be. A myriad of stunning and colourful corals are available to buy commercially today and if you’ve ever wondered what makes them the colour that they are, read on to get the lowdown on…

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Aquarium Lighting, News

iQuatics’ Light Hanging Kit…Simplifying Lighting for Aquariums

iQuatics’ Light Hanging Kit…Simplifying Lighting for Aquariums We have pioneered yet another new and ground breaking product. This time it’s the re-thinking of suspension lighting for aquariums of all sizes. iQuatics’ Light Hanging Kit is set to revolutionise the way people deal with suspended lighting at home making it far easier for the average hobbyist to…

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Practical Fishkeeping Review of our Aqualumi Series 2

We are really pleased to share with you all the review of the AquaLumi series 2 that appears in this month’s Practical Fishkeeping magazine’s tried and tested. For anyone that wanted to see what these units are all about then look no further than this, here is an honest and frank account of the PFK…

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

What is PAR?

Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) PAR is the section of the spectral range of light between 400 – 700 nanometres which is needed by plants, corals, clams, anemones and nudibranchs for photosynthesis. This is found from actinic UVA to near-infrared. (Graph 1)

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Product Instructions

AquaLumi Series 2 Dimensions and Sizes

Aqualumi Series 2 Dimensions and Sizes

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Aquarium Lighting

What can affect the quality of your lighting ?

We are all aware that the spectrum of a light source, be it halide or T5 will shift over time; this is why it is recommended to change your T5 tubes and halide bulbs every 6-9 months.  However it is not only time and spectrum that can affect the quality of your lighting there are…

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Aquarium Lighting


Dimming; is it all it’s cracked up to be? Here at iQuatics we get lots of enquiries about dimmable ballasts and dimmable LEDs. Although dimming a T5 tube or a set of LEDs might give you a good visual look is it really beneficial to your aquarium inhabitants and do you know what you are…

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Aquarium Lighting

Lighting temperature control.

How cool is your light? Keeping your aquarium lighting (T5) at the correct temperature is more important than you may think. The optimum temperature is 35°, keeping your lighting at this optimum temperature will improve output and efficiency as well as improving the life of the bulbs. The spectrum of all T5 bulbs shifts over…

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Aquarium Lighting

The Importance Of Aquarium Lighting

Aquarium Lamp Types Explained Incandescent Aquarium Lighting These are the same bulbs you use in your home. There are some incandescent bulbs used in inexpensive aquarium lighting fixtures for small freshwater aquariums. Incandescent bulbs use a tungsten filament which glows hot as voltage passes through it. Incandescent bulbs produce a lot of heat per watt…

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