LED aquarium lighting

Fluorescent lights have been the fish keeper’s top choice for lighting the aquarium. In addition, for more specific needs, VHO lighting (Very High Output Lighting) equipment for plants are used, and metal halides as well as power compacts for the reef tank. In recent years the Light Emitting Diode (LED) has become available and is […]

Aquarium filtration and the various filter options for your fish tank

Aquarium filtration is the single most important requirement for a successful fish tank. In this post we focus on the 3 basic types of aquarium filtration, and of course each aquarium filter itself. Biological Filtration Biological filtration is the term used to describe beneficial bacteria, which are established during the initial cycling of the aquarium. These […]

UV Sterilization is used to eliminate parasites and bacteria from saltwater aquariums

Ultraviolet sterilization (UV) is a process to eliminate biological contamination, namely parasite fungus and bacteria. Two types are commercially available, both in tube size. Generally the one containing a wet bulb -at which the water passes directly past the UV bulb- is cheaper. The other type available has a protective quartz tube around the bulb […]

The aquarium and energy consumption. How much does it cost to run a fish tank?

Next to food and maintenance products, the biggest cost of maintaining an aquarium is the energy consumption required to run the equipment. Filters, lights, powerheads, heaters, protein skimmers, air pumps, water pumps, uv-filters etc., more or less constantly consume energy. General Consumption Based on a freshwater fish only aquarium at about 72 F, the total consumption […]