Best LED Lighting for Reef Tanks – (2020 Reviews πŸ…) & Guide

LED lighting systems are the rage these days for Reef Tanks. It makes a lot of sense why. The best LED lighting systems will have a lot of user friendly features like timers, ramp up and ramp down features, the ability to adjust spectrum, and multiple mount options. The main attraction for LED though, is the power savings features. LEDs are a lot more energy efficient than traditional T5s and metal halides.

In today’s post, I’m going to go through the best LED lighting for Reef Tanks. I will break what these systems are best for, what they are good and not good at, and offer our recommended picks. The end goal is to provide the necessary information you need to make an informed decision as to what is the best LED lighting system for you. Let’s get started!

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Best Canister Filter Reviews

The 11 Best Canister Filters for Aquariums (2020 Reviews and Top Picks πŸ…)

For those hobbyists getting serious about aquarium keeping, high quality filtration is top of mind for keeping the best fish only and planted tank systems. While hang on back power filters have their place in community community setups, there are setups with heavier demands like planted and predator tanks that require a high end filtration solution. This is where canister filters come in.

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Best Aquarium Plant Fertilizers – Feed Your Plants Right! πŸ…

Fertilizers for aquarium plants can get overly complex with all the products out there and lot of information about all the plant requirements. My hope today is to simplify and educate then provide several products that will help you along the way.Β 

Aquarium fertilizers play an important part in aquarium plant health. It’s all about balance your marco and micro levels and find the right mix of supplementation based on your tank size and bioload. Let’s start with explanations first then recommendation fertilizers.

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Best CO2 System for Planted Aquarium – (2020 Reviews πŸ…)

Today’s post is all about CO2 systems for planted aquariums. Usually when people start out trying plants in a aquarium they want to go without CO2 injection. There are many reasons for this including intimation factors, costs, complexity, and lack of information. The fact of the matter is if you want an eye popping prizing winning planted aquascape, A quality CO2 system and injection protocol is necessary.Β 

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Best Auto Top Off System – Keeping Your Aquarium Stable (2020 Reviews πŸ…)

Aquarium automatic is becoming more and more of a reality to the modern aquarist these days. One of the most common applications of tank automation are auto top of systems (AKA ATOs). These systems work to add freshwater to your aquarium as water evaporates. In saltwater tanks in particular, they are extremely valuable in maintaining stable salinity levels as salinity can swing as water evaporates and does not get replaced. In freshwater tanks, this will keep your water levels stable so your filtration can run optimally and so your tank doesn’t completely dry out.

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Best LED Lights for Planted Tanks – 2020 Reviews and Guides πŸ…

The freshwater planted tank is the pinnacle of the freshwater tank hobby. You may have seen incredible aquascaped aquariums with great looking plants and competitions at trade shows. A successful freshwater planted tank starts with proper lighting and spectrum. The best freshwater planted lights these days are LEDs as they provide great functionality and customization. Picking the best LED lights for planted tanks can be a little bit tricky because there is so much out there

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Best Aquarium Chiller Reviews – What To Know Before You Buy

Summer of 69 could be the best days of Bryan Adam’s life but not for general people like us. Summer, in general, is a hard time to pass if you live in South-Asian countries like India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. And if you think of those fish, aquatic plant and coral living in high-temperature water the whole day, you will realize that summer is actually a nightmare with a poker face.

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Best Reef Salt Mix – Choosing the Best Salt For Your Tank (2020 Reviews πŸ…)

Discussing the best reef salt mixes is always a passionate discussion among reefers and saltwater aquarists. Some people swear by one brand of salt mix while others will go out of their way to talk about why this salt mix brand is way better than others. The purpose of this post today is to just lay out the facts and finding what salt mix will work for you and your budget. I want to get around all the marketing fluff and just tell you what works for your tank and needs. So let’s get started.

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Best UV Sterilizer Reviews – Find What Works And What Is Affordable

The UV Sterilizer is one of the most praised and most critiqued piece of equipment in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums. It’s easy to see what because the quality of the sterilizer differs greatly and many people do not know the difference. It’s easy to just purchase a cheap UV sterilizer and expect it to work wonders for disease and algae management. I was a little hesitant to write this article at first , but there is a lot of misinformation out there with these products so I feel it’s best to write a comprehensive article educating people on how they work so you have reasonable expectations of what you will get out of them.

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