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.
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