Aquarium Lighting is more than just a decorative element. It plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and vibrant aquatic environment. LED aquarium lights are becoming increasingly popular in the world of aquariums. They offer numerous advantages over traditional lighting options.
What can I say, Fluval have done their homework on the new range of the Fresh and Plant LED lights. The previous Aqualife and Plant were great lights but they have set the mark and come forward with some great improvements.
To put it quite simply, the sump is often the heart of the whole aquarium system. Aquarium sumps provide extra space to put any life supporting machinery, mechanical filtration, protein skimmers, media reactors, heaters & dosing pump lines. This allows hobbyists to have all their aquarium equipment out of sight and maintained from one central point.
Two main aspects of selecting livestock for your aquarium come into play.
First off you would ideally make a selection of fish/invertebrates/corals and cross check and research them to ensure they are compatible with each other and be within your abilities to keep happy & healthy.
Once you have a finalised wish list of livestock and your aquarium is ready for supporting life the second step is selecting livestock for purchase at your LFS.
Some things to consider when selecting livestock are ethics and sustainability, health or behaviour and the cost.
A quarantine tank (QT) can and will save you money and heartache!
Quarantine doesn't mean you need to medicate the livestock with anything, all the tank is for at this stage is to provide a stable environment in which you can observe the newly purchased creature or coral for at least 2 weeks.
Avoiding costly mistakes, lengthy delays and loss of livestock can be easy and streamlined if you put a little bit of thought into the set up process and set some goals of what you'd like to have set up.