How to Reduce the Cost of Running my Marine Fish Tank Aquarium

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There’s no doubt about it, keeping a functioning, healthy marine fish tank does increase your expenditure on your monthly electricity bill, and our friends over at Swell UK advise us that it is one of the biggest negatives about modern …

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Interpet Waterproof LED Light Strip Review

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With more and more LED lighting solutions coming on to the market the prices are being driven down and becoming more affordable to fish keepers than they once were. Following this trend are a big player in the fish world, …

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Is Upgrading To LED Aquarium Lighting Worth It?

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When you go to your local fish store to buy a replacement bulb you may often notice other alternatives to the T5 or T8 tube which you are replacing. If you have a keen eye and are lucky enough to …

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The Pros and Cons of Different Aquarium Fish Tank Lighting Sources

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The type of lighting that you choose for your aquarium really depends on the job it needs to do. There is a huge range of styles to choose from, to suit all types of aquarium and budget, and if you’re …

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Hagen Fluval Aqualife and Plant Performance LED Lighting Review

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We recently reviewed the Hagen Fluval Sea LED Lighting strips and did this review based on using the lighting unit in a freshwater Malawi aquarium. This is due to not thinking the similar lighting unit available from Fluval would be …

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Hagen Fluval Sea LED Lighting Review

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Although the Fluval Sea LED Lighting strip is designed for use in marine aquariums we have decided to trial and review this lighting unit with a freshwater aquarium. Specifically with African Malawi Cichlids due to the vibrant colours these fish …

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How To Get The Shimmer Effect In A Fish Tank Aquarium

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With technology evolving and the fish keeping hobby moving with the times we are getting closer to recreating the natural environment for tropical fish all the time. One key change in recent years has been the lighting options available for …

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How To Promote Algae Growth In The Home Aquarium

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Roughly 90% of the time (if not more) you would want to reduce the amount of algae growth, however i want to look at how to promote algae growth in your fish tank. Although this may seem like an odd …

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The Key To A Successful Planted Fish Tank Aquarium

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When we think of a fish tank, we often think of the clue that is in the name – fish! However it is becoming more and more popular in the hobby to turn a fish tank in to a planted …

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TMC AquaRay 2 Channel Lighting Controller Review

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If you are looking to light a smaller fish tank aquarium and simulate dawn til dusk and moonlight phases then the TMC system might be just what you are looking for. With their 2 way controller you can power and …

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TMC AquaRay GroBeam 600 Ultima LED Strip Review

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The latest addition to the TMC GroBeam range in 2013 is the Solid State Lighting Strip – TMC AquaRay GroBeam 600 Ultima LED which features 5x Cree XB-D Power LED’s and caters for the freshwater fish keeper. The compact 12W lighting …

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How Long Should Aquarium Fish Tank Lighting Be Kept On For?

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Fish tank aquarium lighting is only for our use and pleasure. It is not necessary for the fish to have lighting. They tend to colour up a bit more and it is more aesthetically pleasing for us to have lighting …

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TMC AquaRay 8 Channel Lighting Controller Review

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Part of the range of Aquaray LED lighting from UK based company TMC (Tropical Marine Centre) is the 8 channel lighting controller.  This controller allows you to plug in 8 channels which gives great scope for most sizes of home …

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TMC AquaRay GroBeam 1500 Ultima LED Tile Review

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The TMC AquaRay GroBeam 1500 Ultima LED tile is part of the TMC AquaRay range which caters for the freshwater enthusiast by means of solid state lighting. This LED tile is complete with 10x high quality natural day light Cree XB-D …

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