Planted tanks are super popular fish tanks, as they should be, because it is the best way to make your fish feel at home. Many households have lush planted aquariums. LED Aquarium lighting are now becoming more popular to better emulate natural light and facilitate plant growth.
It makes the fish feel like they are living in a proper habitat! Having a lush planted tank requires a lot of effort to maintain it. The best LED aquarium Lighting for plants, check out this LED guide, it will enhance your fish tank a lot.
How to choose a great LED light for your fish tank:
Using the best led aquarium light for plants will make such a difference to the tank, but it will also make a difference to your electricity bill. They are very economical and cost effective in the long term. They are sometimes know as full spectrum LAMPS.
Why use them?
They are good for fish, corals, reefs, live rock and even the fish themselves! This is because they emulate natural light progressions in the day. You can often set them to sunrises and sunsets, which is perfect for you favourite fish! Keeping fish healthy means that the fish won't get ill, which is great because you don't need to use fish medicines like metaflix.
How to use the LEDs the best way and find the best one:
How to keep LEDS safe:
1. Keep area ventilated.
Keep the LEDs cool by not covering them. Often people will cover LEDs with a cloth that might be used for cleaning and this makes them heat up! Allow air to flow around the set up so it maximizes the heat dispersion and also means that the lights will last longer in your fish tank.
2. Check on the Aquarium LEDs.
Some people find that fish splash water up onto the lights causing rust. But most leds have a good water rating and this won't happen. Make sure you buy the best aquarium leds and not cheap ones meant for something else.
Also, sometimes water can calcify on the lights meaning they are not as bright for your aquarium plants.
DON’Ts For your LED lights:
1. Keep it dry as much as possible and out of the water.. This is a fairly obvious one, but some people think it's ok to actually have them in the fish tank water, no don't do that! It's not good to get them wet all of the time, and it will definitely fry the circuit board.
2. Keep them away from metal halides. Not quite so obvious is this one. By putting them near this, it will shorter the lifespan of the LED.
3. Don't damage the LED and replace it if they are. Buy always the best led light you can find on your budget. Some might leak material into the water. This is not typical because they are not filament lights and are good for the environment.
There are many guides out there on the internet for looking after LED lights for your planted aquarium tank. Always look for advice and buy reputable brands of Leds, you will be rewarded by happy fish and plants.
I am such a huge fan of keeping tropical fish. I love learning more and more about them, how the filtration systems work on my tank and creating a nice habitat. I have had a range of fish that i've kept for a long time now and have found that some of the more sensitive fish species are not suitable for the harshness of a tropical fish tank. Unless you're an expert fish keeper these following fish I have found are super great for beginners that are just wanting to start out. They need relatively little looking after, but will still need attention on a regular basis.
There is not such thing as easy tropical fish keeping. Always make sure that if you can't handle the fish don't release them into the wild as that causes invasive species and can damage wildlife.
My favourite tropical fish to keep in my aquarium are:
These fish breed like made and don't get diseases easily which make them great for beginner fish keepers.
If you buy 10 guppies by the end of the year you'll probaly have close to 100 fish. You can make some money selling them though and watching the colors merge on their bodies. The male fish have super long attractive tails.
These tropical fish are generally pretty hardy and are peace loving fish that get on with most other inhabitants in a tank. Much more sensitive than live breeder fish, just make sure you keep them with lots of plants and hiding places for them.
Always keep them in pairs as these fish can get lonely. There is nothing more sad than a lonely fish now. I love the clown loaches as they are so peace loving. Thought they can be known to get fussy over food and fend off smaller fish. But hardly something to worry about because that is the nature of fish tanks, just ensure all the fish get to eat.
Have any suggestions for fish you love? Get in touch with us.
I'm always on the look out for great tips & tricks to help me improve my fish tank.
I found this one earlier and thought it was really good! I wish I had watched videos like this when I first started.
Also; read about how you can protect your fish in my previous post
I recollect as an exceptionally young fishkeeper, having a tiny goldfish in a bowl, and one day discovering it had died. I wasn't a bad pet owner. But that was a traumatic ordeal and a long while before the time of expansive filtered tanks and treatments. I didn't understand water quality and filtration. Now, there's one stop products that make environments safe for fish in an instant.
One great way to keep fish healthy is to use modern LED aquarium lighting, as this enhances the fishes health and the plants around them.
In various parts of the world however, keeping fish become a popular hobby, and with the uses of filters and other gear, the keeping of fish in the house has grown to become the second largest pastime in the USA. I hear it comes in second to other hobbies such as stamp collecting (who even does that any more?)
With more and more people keeping fish, fish health has become a topic of specialty. One product that stops young people from their fish dying is Melafix. It's an additive that can prevent diseases in aquarium fish. In the rest of this article, we clarify what the item is, the manner by which it ought to be utilized and what are its advantages.
What is Melafix and why use it then?
Melafix is a natural antibacterial agent used for treating fish with infections. It is created using essential oils collected by a steam process.
Melafix does not treat viral contaminations, but rather is said to be extremely valuable in shielding fish when exchanging fish from tank to tank, or transitioning from a store domain to a home tank. Likewise, it is valuable for assisting with the mending of fish scraped spots and wounds, and additionally, eye cloud, mouth parasite, and tail spoil brought on by a bacterium. It is likewise said to advance the regrowth of fins.
Worries with Use
There have been various issues that have happened with the utilization of Melafix, however many propose this is from not utilizing the item appropriately. There is a worry about blending oil with the water that the potential effect this may have on the respiratory elements of the fish, and, other natural capacities.
Benefits of Melafix
Melafix is all natural, and won't cause health issues. After all, the tree that has been utilized by the natives in Australia for 1000's of years as a topical therapeutic treatment.
it is great for treating all kinds of fish diseases, such as Ich etc. And has been used effectively.
Melafix is ideal to use in either freshwater, or saltwater aquariums and won't adversely influence channels, adjust the water pH, turn the water an alternate shading, or make a cloudy condition in the water that you sometimes see.
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