So, here are 3 of the best aquarium light for beginners:
The guide below will (hopefully) help you choose the best LED lighting for your aquarium.
To everyone in the hobby saltwater aquariums can mean something different, making their needs differ drastically. Many owners go for a FOWLR, fish only with live rock, setup and will only need standard lighting. On the other hand there are reef tanks full of corals and light loving anemones who will need much more light than most fixtures can produce. With both of these in mind I've found some of the best saltwater aquarium lighting fixtures available. Read on for all the details.
Several types of lighting serve aquariums with life plants; each has pros and cons. No single form of lighting is "best" for a planted tank. You'll want to know about each kind of lighting to determine which is best for your setup according to what species of plants you keep.
1. What is the best led aquarium light?
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With our lights in place, fish happily swimming about and plants fully situated our tanks are finally launched. Later we add on a light timer so that we no longer have no light days or days without a night. Now the question is how your fresh water aquarium lighting time should be distributed.
If you're not looking into details the best schedule to use is 8-12 hours a day. I'll explain more specifically the time is adjusted for later on.
For those new to the hobby I will first explain the benefits of proper aquarium light timing as well as the pitfalls of careless light usage. This is where I will explain the range of 8-12 hours being the best aquarium lighting time. As many have learned not all aquariums are the same. For example my neon tetra tank will have far less waste in it than a goldfish tank. This is both because my tetra tank is under stocked and goldfish in particular are messy eaters. If like me you first tried to regulate the lights time on your own we should be on the same page. Bottom line is it is next to impossible. We are not robots and do not wake up and go to bed at the same time every day. Likewise we cannot adjust our light at the right time every day for years. It just isn't possible. So for this guide I will be speaking as if you own an .
First off we must note that aquarium lights should not be on as long as we are awake. 14-20 hours of light is just too much for most tanks. Instead we will be shaving off the times when we view our tank the least.
The best time to turn our aquarium lights on is not when we first wake up. The first thing we do when we get out of bed is often shower, eat or sleep a bit more. None of which we will be looking at the tank. By waiting this hour we have already taken off one of the hours we need to secure a better lighting schedule.
If you work early in the morning you may even choose to have your lights turn on a few hours after you start working. I personally don't recommend leaving the light off until say 2pm but keeping the lights off until 11am means the lights are able to stay lit until 7pm to 11 pm.
This brings us to the next point of planning your freshwater aquarium lighting time. Depending on where the tank is located you may need the lights to be off earlier. For instance my small saltwater tank is located in the bedroom. Keeping this light on until 11pm is nice some days, but when I need to sleep early it is far from ideal. This brings me to my biggest point:
Schedule your light around your average day, not your ideal day!
having the tank off early on my day off may not be as fun as keeping it on until 11, but it sure beats having bad sleep or cutting my corals short on their lighting. Trust me, I went through the same struggles trying to figure out what the best lighting for my aquarium, and it was a headache, so I want to share my discoveries with you guys.