I have read that I need a special tank with LED lights, or I can get a black bulb for my tank (I've read also the black light is bad for the fish). My questions are:
***, rather than getting a black light, as it may still have some deleterious effects, why not get an actinic bulb? Those peak in the blue and wavelengths and are certified safe for all fish and inverts. I thought of getting a black light for my tanks a while back, but if I go for something , I'll get an actinic. Coralife makes them, .
Plants do not need a moonlight. Using a black light on romantic evenings to display your fish tank will not hurt your plants. The black light, also known as a “moon light”, is only for aesthetics.
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With the growing popularity and availability of fish like and decorations like our own line, “glow-in-the-dark” and fluorescent aquariums are becoming more and more common. Most of these animals and decorations are brightly colored in any light but under special lighting, the colors will really glow. There are two main kinds of light that are used in these aquariums: “blacklights” and actinic lights. Knowing the difference between these two can play an important role in making your tank really stand out, as well as in keeping it healthy. For this blog, we will be focusing in general terms only for community aquariums. Aquarium with invertebrates and corals will have different needs since their light requirements are much more specific and extensive.Platinum angelfish, as the name implies, offer a vivid white polish that’s perfect for black lights. Black lights respond well to white, iridescence and silver – all of which are traits of the platinum angelfish. When the lights go down and the tank is lit by black lighting, the platinum angelfish should appear truly angelic, as they will be further outfitted with the fuzzy white halo black lighting produces.Clownfish come in a variety of colors, including: orange, blue and yellow. Each clownfish features chunky white stripes outlined in thin black that glow under the soft luminescence of a black light. Clownfish are very active, so when the lights go down, you can expect their glowing parts to create a very unique look inside the tank, as they “clown around” their habitat. If you keep anemones for your clownfish, they may also glow under a black light.The black light over your GloFish aquarium should be mounted high enough so water emissions will not cause humidity damage. Use a black lighting system comparable in size to the width of your aquarium -- this will enhance the light spread on your GloFish display. One mounting option involves placing wooden blocks securely on each side of your aquarium, and resting your black light fixture on top. Another mounting option is to place an acrylic or polycarbonate cover on your tank, and setting your black light setup directly on the lid. For wall or canopy mounting, aquarium stores and online sites offer a variety of aquarium light mounting kits and hardware.