Lighting Requirements For Fish

Fish-Only aquariums require the least lighting. For aquariums that also include crustacean invertebrates (crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimps) and snails, they don't require much light at all. Fish-Only Live Rock Aquariums have a higher lighting requirement than FO tanks. The lower operating cost of very efficient LED tank lights is beneficial even if the initial cost of the light fixtures is higher than fluorescent units. The higher electricity use of LED lights will meet your needs. Reef tanks with corals, fish, anemones, and other invertebrate have the highest lighting requirements for saltwater aquariums. Different corals have different lighting requirements. Purchasing a higher grade of lighting than you need right now may pay off with saved money in the future when you upgrade to a coral tank. . . .

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