So, you want to start a Reef Tank
Lighting, whether it be for a fish-only or a reef tank is very important,
as well as, adds to the aesthetic value of the tank. Too much intensity,
or the wrong spectrum ( color ), and you will grow more algae than you
are prepared to deal with. Not enough, or the wrong spectrum ( color ),
and your corals will suffer from it.
There are two basic types of lights for the aquarium, incandescent and
flourescent. Within these two groups are a number of variations in style,
color and intensity. The following articles should shed some light <
s > on the subject.
Basic's to Lighting
the Coral Reef Tank
What you need to know
Radiation and Lighting