How to choose the light in the acrylic fish tank?

- May 01, 2020-

The requirements of the light in the acrylic fish tank are very important. What kind of light can be used to achieve uniform light reception? This makes the acrylic fish tank more beautiful.


Halogen lamps: In addition to the general incandescent bulbs used in acrylic fish tanks, another type of incandescent bulb is a halogen bulb. In the halogen bulb, a halogen gas is added, which may be bromine or iodine. These halogen gases combine with volatile tungsten to form tungsten bromide and tungsten iodide. Such a chemical reaction must wait until the temperature is raised above 93oC (200oF). Although the brightness of the halogen bulb is 25% to 30% higher than the brightness of a general white light bulb, the amount of heat generated by the halogen bulb will have some impact on the water tank, which needs to be carefully considered. And the space required for the chemical change of the halogen gas is very small, so the halogen lamp is usually very small, but a large glass bulb is wrapped around the main, mainly used for heat insulation.


Natural light: Sunlight is the most familiar light source for fish and plants, and is the most natural way of light. For acrylic fish tanks, although sunlight is the least expensive light source, indoor sunlight is not very stable, and it is also very difficult to control. Therefore, artificial light sources must be used instead. Sunlight is rarely used as the main light source for aquariums, but it can be used as an auxiliary light.


Lighting efficiency: Compared with the input energy, the obtained lightness is too low. As the wattage of the bulb increases. Its power also increases. In use, we must consider the impact of these thermal energy on the cylinder. Since the bulb will generate high temperature, if the water in the tank is too low, it may cause the bulb to break, so please pay attention. In fact, both the illuminance of the light and the frequency of the light will decay. Even if the human eye cannot distinguish, it does not mean that other creatures cannot distinguish, or will not be affected.


Sterilization lamp: There is usually such a thing in marine aquaculture equipment, but as the name suggests, his main function is to purify water, remove bacteria that affect the health of fish in seawater, not to serve as lighting. You can ask the manufacturer for details.