It's easy to understand the importance of a pump in any aquarium system. The pump acts as the "heart" of the aquarium and the water is the "blood". Just like the human blood which carries nutrients, transports wastes,and regulates hormones between tissues; Aquarium water carries food, wastes and indicates the general health of the aquarium. The pump moves water from one part to another and helps move healthy, freshly oxygenated water to where your fish are.
No pump = unhealthy aquarium.
The same goes with filters. Filters are the rough equivalent of the kidneys in your aquarium just like your kidneys filter the wastes in your blood that accumulates from the tissues. Filters in your kidney clean your blood and then helps pump the clean blood back out to your system. The same way with filters in an aquarium. It takes the dirty water and filters out debris, waste food and most importantly chemicals like nitrates and ammonia from the water and pumps out freshwater. The interplay between a good pump and a good filter cannot be stressed enough. These are basically the two most important pieces of equipment any aquarium would have.
However, lighting is also very important. While lighting doesn't have a life or death role for your aquarium like a pump or a filter does. It does greatly impact "YOUR" enjoyment and it also impacts your fish's experience inside your aquarium.
are normally drab in color compared to tropical fish. That's an established fact. While there are some freshwater fish with a nice range of colors, on the average, it won't match the full vibrancy, diversity, and explosion of colors of tropical marine fish. With that said, with the right lighting, freshwater fish would still look very good in your aquarium and can still provide a relaxing entertainment for hours.
What's the secret? The right lighting.
The proper lighting of a freshwater aquarium brings the aquarium to life. That is the mission of Coralife Aqualight T5 Fluorescent Light for Freshwater from Pet Store
. It reflects well on your fish's scales to bring out their full color and it looks great from the top to the bottom of your aquarium which includes the surface of your plants. Unlike regular lighting which may seem dull and lifeless, T5 lighting really brings out the best in your aquarium and puts on a show for you. Regardless of what kind of fish you keep, bring out their best by using the right lighting. It may not mean the difference between the life and death for your aquarium system but it definitely means a lot between boring and exciting in your eyes and your fish's eyes. It benefits the fish because it lights up their environment and provides a lively atmosphere. Check out the Coralife Aqualight T5 Fluorescent Light for Freshwater today.
Ideal for Freshwater and Planted Aquariums
Freshwater Aqualight T5 Series - Double Linear Strip is a sleek and streamlined fixture designed to enhance and complement aquariums. Its compact and low-profile style is suitable where space is limited. The Colormax full-spectrum T5 fluorescent lamp has color enhancing phosphors that emit light from 350 to 750 nanometers and 6,700K lamp provides aquatic plants with the light energy necessary to stimulate lush growth.
- SIZE- 36 INCH / DIMENSIONS- L34.38 X W1 X H3