Saltwater Aquarium Lighting

Fish Only Aquarium Lighting

Fish only saltwater aquariums do not need intense lighting. Usually the stock fixture that comes with most aquariums is adequate when used with a bulb between 6500K-10000K in color temperature.

Operating the aquarium lighting on a shorter light schedule of only 6-10 hours per day will help deter the growth of nuisance algae.

Reef Aquarium Lighting

The choice of lighting for a reef tank will have a significant impact upon coral growth and coloration. When selecting a lighting system for a reef aquarium, the main factors to consider are light intensity, spectrum, & tank inhabitant photosynthetic requirements. Read More »

Refugium Lighting

Most commonly used with saltwater aquariums, a refugium is a separate enclosed space that shares the same water suppy as the main tank.

A refugium serves as a place of refuge for microfauna such as copepods, amphipods, mysis shrimp, and isopods that is free from predatory fish and invertebrates. Read More »