Most novice aquarists underestimate the importance of lighting on their new fish environments. The average aquarium set-up contains one all-purpose bulb which implies that special lighting is not necessary.
Lighting is of VITAL importance to the marine aquarist and a high priority for tropical fish keepers if they wish to simulate a true under-water environment that is both healthy and visually appealing. Corals and invertebrates use lighting to regulate and assist in digestion, feeding, reproduction and growth. Plant aquariums need proper lighting in order for plants to thrive. A fish-only tank will benefit from correct lighting with increased coloration, activity and spawning.
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