Aquarium lighting has big part to play in the look of your aquarium and also the health of your fish and plants. The most important factor to consider when buying an aquarium lighting system or an aquarium system with the lighting already installed is what type of fish and plants you are looking to keep in your aquarium.

If you are planning to keep plants in your aquarium then choose carefully as it will make the world of difference.

The other factor for fish tank lighting is that you are trying to create a natural environment for the fish; this includes having a similar lighting cycle to the day, with lighting during the day while the sun is up and dark for a period of time at night.

The best thing you can do is to get a timer...

How Do You Choose The Right Sized Aquarium Heater?

1 watt per litre of aquarium water is the rule of thumb. Most aquarium heaters have a manual thermostat so you can adjust the heater accordingly which is important if you are in colder or warmer climates. The key to keeping a healthy aquarium is to try and reduce the fluctuations in temperature.

Tank Size Heater Size
25 Litres 25 Watt
50 Litres 50 Watt
75 Litres 100 Watt
100 Litres 100 Watt
150 Litres 150 Watt
200 Litres 200 Watt
250 Litres 250 Watt
300 Litres 300 Watt

Having a Spare Aquarium Heater

Having a spare aquarium...