I needed a light over my aquarium but it couldn't be a standard florescent or LED fixture because there is no lid on my tank to support it and water drips down from above so the light needed to be waterproof. My fish tank has plants growing in it that do not require high intensity light but they started growing much better when I built this light. This is for my aquaponic wall setup which has its own instructable.
Hi everyone! I have 2 hood strip lights that came on a used aquarium that I recently purchased. I've included a picture of it.
The advanced thermally efficient LED design requires no cooling fan, allowing them to run completely silent. The energy efficient, long life, ultra-bright LED chips emit a sharp spectrum of light promoting growth and color — not algae. Available in 3 color spectrums and 4 sizes, simply choose the ideal size and color spectrums for your aquarium and connect them all to a single power supply or controller.
This is where it all begins. Normally this means a filtration system, heater, and method of aeration. All of this has to sit underneath our 10 gallon aquarium hood.
Good lighting can not only showcase your aquarium, but it can actually be healthy for your fish and plants. Joey gets full credit for this build and you should check out his YouTube channel for more great DIY projects for your aquarium. After the video we break down each step in a simple easy to follow format.
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Aquarium covers are an under-appreciated, yet essential, part of your tank setup. Which do you need, and does it come with your aquarium? This list explains the differences and uses for each. An aquarium cover or lid serves several key purposes.
Live plants, on the other hand, need strong light which is different than brightness level and a broader spectrum for photosynthesis. Certain fluorescent lamps and LED bars can enhance the colors in fish and the overall appearance of your aquarium. All lighting can be used along with an automatic timer, which fish will appreciate. Overall, strip lights and light fixtures are meant for use with glass tops in order to provide full coverage over the top of the aquarium.