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Colour Temperature – Kelvin

Colour temperature has been described most simply as a method of describing colour characteristics of light, usually either a warm (yellowish) or cool (bluish), and measuring it in degrees of Kelvin (K).

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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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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

Aquarium Lighting Suggestions

It is impossible to give you exact lighting require for your aquarium as there are many factors involved and variation in type of lighting available on today’s market. All of the content below are personal opinions and I must emphasise that there is no one best way to light your tank!

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