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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Aquarium Lighting

aquarium lighting
Aquarium lighting is as important to the overall health of your aquatic environment as any other component of your tank. Without proper aquarium lighting, suited both for the size and type of water, your aquatic life will have less than ideal conditions. Improper water conditions translates to stressed or unhealthy fish and or coral and it will make your fish keeping hobby that much more difficult to maintain. It's important to find the right lighting.

There are many choices available for aquarium lighting. Here at Truvu Aquariums, we offer several different types of lighting. You can choose from lights suited for FreshwaterSaltwater or Reef Ready. We sell LEDs, T5 and Compact Fluorescents.

LED aquarium lights are generally used for Reef or Freshwater aquariums. The LED is great for viewing nocturnal activity. It is a low-wattage light which recreates light conditions which are very similar to night time.

The T5’s are best known for their high intensity light. They have great longevity for their small size. The T5’s work best for reef-less aquariums with a depth of less than 24 inches. T5’s are perfectly suited to many smaller Freshwater tanks.

Compact Fluorescents are also known for their longevity. They produce high intensity, high heat and cast a wide spectrum. Due to their high heat output, a chiller may be needed. Fluorescents work great for reef’s which are less than 24 inches deep and for freshwater and marine aquariums which have a large number of plants.


Aquarium lighting is often an afterthought to the tank. However, as it is a critically important piece in your aquatic system, we feel it's best to get expert advice as to which type of lighting will best suit your aquarium and your fish. Any of our experts here at Truvu can quickly and efficiently match the proper aquarium lighting to your tank. Please contact us today at 623-242-5649 for help with your aquarium lighting questions. Our staff at Truvu Aquariums can help you with any questions you may have regarding custom aquariums, aquarium supplies or fish keeping in general. We hope to hear from you soon. 

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