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There is a great deal of information available on the Internet in regards reef tank lighting and in recent years, there have been many advances in lighting technology. It can be very daunting task to locate information that is forthright and up to date on the most modern lighting equipment available on the market. In this month’s article, the New York City Custom Aquarium specialist at Normal Aquatics have compiled a list of some of our more favorite reef tank lighting systems.

The most obvious reason for choosing the best lighting for your tank is of course aquarium lighting will allow you to best observe and enjoy your aquarium habitat. However, more importantly to the health and well being of your fish, corals, invertebrates and plants, the best aquarium lighting provides is a crucial factor for the energy supplied to your aquarium inhabitants. As the main light source (and generally, the only light source), conventional aquarium lighting is crucial for any aquarium framework that contain organisms such as plants, fish, or corals. Lighting also impacts the action of your fish and plays a crucial role for the overall health and well-being of the entire aquarium.

LED Aquarium Lighting: LED aquarium lighting has always been a popular choice for reef tank aquarium owners. They work well to assist aquarium owners like you grow plants or corals in their tanks. They are also affordable and will stand the test of time.

Fluorescent Lighting: Fluorescent lighting is probably the most utilized type of aquarium lighting. The lighting tubes are embedded in a light unit or in the hood above the tank. T8 is the older senior style of fluorescent tube, and available in numerous formats for multiple uses. T5 tubes are the newer version. Slimmer and more compact, they last around twenty-five percent longer and permit a much more vibrant light.

With the extensive amount of light bulbs, light tubes, light fixtures, light strips, and aquarium hoods available on the market, providing the most efficient lighting for your aquarium can become an extremely overwhelming project. The New York City Custom Aquarium specialists at Normal Aquatics can assist you in selecting the best possible options available as you decide which lighting system will best suite your tank. If you have any questions regarding aquarium lighting systems, do not hesitate to contact the Manhattan aquarium installation and maintenance professionals at Normal Aquatics for no cost estimate and consultation!