Adam's stocks fluorescent as
well as metal halide lighting which is used for reef tanks and
freshwater tanks with lots of live plants.
Most aquatic plant, corals and algae
need light in the 6500 to 10,00 Kelvin range. Replace your
fluorescent light bulbs every 6-10 months and metal halide's every
Use actinic bulbs for coral and
invertebrates, especially when using other bulbs below 10,000K.
Actinic bulbs boost regular bulbs and make big difference in
Tips & Tricks
Mount fluorescent lamps 3 inches off the water surface.
Close to 12 hours of light per day is
optimum for fish, plants, and coral.
Routinely clean light exhaust fan
covers of dust. Clean light lenses and reflectors weekly to
ensure maximum light delivery.
Increasing growth of bad algae may be
due in part to fluorescent bulbs that need to be replaced.