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FAQS: YOUR MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Open expanded article descriptions
Basic Aquarium Lighting FAQs
Compact Fluorescent Lighting FAQs
FAQs Regarding Aquarium Lighting
FAQs: Compact Fluorescent Retrofit Kits
FAQs: Metal Halide Lighting
FAQs: Standard Fluorescent & VHO Fluorescent Lighting

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Aquarium Light Fixture Overview
The right light fixture is the key to a successful aquarium hobby. Learn more about the different types of aquariums lighting available for use with different aquarium setups.
Aquarium Lighting Selection Guide
An important component of an aquarium that often gets overlooked is lighting. This article gives a basic description of available aquarium lighting systems.
Compact Fluorescent Bulb Comparison Chart
These high-output lights perform like fluorescents, but last longer and use less energy. They are designed to provide the proper lighting needs of your aquarium while taking up less space. Compare compact fluorescent bulbs here.
Compare Aquarium Light Fixtures
Choosing the right light fixture for your aquarium can be overwhelming. Use this handy selection guide to help you navigate the options and determine the best fixture for your aquarium.
Compare T-12 Fluorescent Lighting Spectrums
This article shows spectral graphs and for fluorescent light bulbs. It also shows what the aquarium looks like under each type.
Fluorescent Bulb Selection Guide
Fluorescent lights are the easiest way to illuminate an aquarium. Available in an array of colors, an aquarist can decide for himself which ones to utilize so as to best serve, and best highlight, his aquarium inhabitants. Comapre bulbs here.
Fluorescent Fixture Comparison Chart
Fluorescent lighting is suitable for most beginner's aquariums as well as fish only aquariums. Available in many lengths and bulb amounts, there is a fluorescent fixture right for you. Use this comparison guide to help you choose.
Lighting Guide
When designing your aquarium lighting system, your goal should be to duplicate natural conditions. Thanks to recent advancements in lighting technology, this has become an easier task. Learn how in this article.
Lighting Systems Selection Guide
What's the difference between fluorescent, incandescent, metal halide, VHO, T5, Compact Fluorescent, and other aquarium lighting fixtures? This selection guide answers this and other questions to help you choose the right lighting system.
Professional Guide to Metal Halide Lighting
Metal halide fixtures are the preferred lighting option for reef aquariums due to the intense illumination they provide. Many reef hobbyists are preoccupied by the wide variety of wattages available, but healthy corals need the correct intensity.
Simple Guide to Upgrading Aquarium Lighting
When it comes to aquarium lighting, upgrades do not always mean the purchase of a new light fixture. In many situations, lighting upgrades can be achieved by replacing your existing lamp with a different lamp.

GENERAL INFORMATION Open expanded article descriptions
Acclimating your Corals to LED Lights
Advanced Aquarium Monitoring and Control
An Illuminating Addition to Drs. Foster & Smith's Aquaculture Coral and Marine Life Facility
Brief History of Aquarium Lighting
Compact Fluorescent Lighting Systems
Compact Fluorescent Lighting, How to Upgrade
Critical Aquarium Lighting Considerations
Do's & Don'ts with LED Aquarium Lights
Factors that Affect Light Output
How to Properly Illuminate Your Aquarium
Illuminate Your Aquarium's Night Life
Kelvin Rating: What is it?
LED Lighting Tips
Lighting Upgrade Considerations
Nocturnal Lights Simulate Moonlight
Standard Fluorescent & VHO Lighting Systems Overview
The Fundamentals of Light Intensity


Lighting Guide
Do's & Don'ts with LED Aquarium Lights
Fluorescent Bulb Selection Guide

Advanced Aquarium Monitoring and Control
LED Lighting Tips

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