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Category Archives: Lighting

All I want for Fishmas #6: ATI T5HO Fluorescent Bulbs + Euroquatics E5 Retrofit T5 LED Lamps

This is the sixth installment of our All I want for Fishmas video series and we have some exciting news for all of you using T5 fluorescent lighting over your reef. The entire line of ATI T5HO bulbs are on sale until the New Year so we decided to give your guys an overview of […]

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Meet the advanced and easy-to-use Euroquatics Angel LED Lights

Robert from our staff recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott Bogner, CEO and Founder of Euroquatics, to discuss the company’s new line of advanced LED aquarium lights, the Angels. The Angels are among the most inclusive LED light fixtures on the market today, featuring built-in WiFi, full spectrum output, individual channel control, a free mobile […]

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The Aqua Illumination Prime LED is a pint-sized powerhouse packed with easy-to-use features

The AI Prime was just released and is already generating a lot of buzz in the aquarium community. Since we’ve been receiving a ton of questions from interested hobbyists, we thought we’d test AI’s latest creation ourselves and share some of the cool features with you in this video. One of the most impressive features […]

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Rival the Brilliance of Metal Halide with AquaticLife’s New HALO LED Light

The AquaticLife HALO is a new LED Light fixture from AquaticLife that was engineered and designed to include all of the features that modern day hobbyists demand. It houses a clustered LED chip with 8 different colors and a total of 25 individual diodes. It will effectively cover a 24” x 24” area and produces […]

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Making the Case for Using LED Aquarium Lights

Today we are going to show you some of the most popular LED lights we  offer and explain why more and more hobbyists are using LED lighting over traditional T5 fluorescent and metal halide fixtures. LED aquarium lights are extremely energy efficient, using half the power of comparable T5 or metal halide lighting, which translates into lower […]

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Hamilton Aruba Sun T5/LED Lights: A Quick & Easy Way to Upgrade to Higher Output Reef Tank Lighting

T5 lighting is a proven way to illuminate a reef aquarium. You get great coral growth, minimal heat transfer and none of the shadowing problems of LEDs. Plus, the up front cost for T5 lights is very economical. Hamilton Aruba Sun T5/LED lighting systems are an affordable way to upgrade for many reefkeepers. These systems […]

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T5HO: Proven Lighting For Your Reef Aquarium

If you are looking for an economical and proven way to light your reef tank, a T5 lighting system is a great option. Not only does it offer the lowest up-front cost of all lighting systems, it is also what many SPS gurus rely on to grow out and color up Acroporas and many other […]

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Kessil A160WE: A worthy successor to the A150W

Kessil’s hotly anticipated successor to the A150W is the all-new A160WE LED Pendant, now available at Marine Depot for $249 in both freshwater (Tuna Sun) and saltwater (Tuna Blue) variations. Kessil packed more power into the A160WE and has described the light as the “inevitable update” to the A150W. It is now on a 40 […]

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Reefing On a Budget: Adding LEDs to Your T5 Fixture

When the upgrade bug strikes, perhaps the hardest part is realizing that the stuff that you have won’t work for your next build. That’s exactly what happened to me when I moved from a 40 gallon reef system to a gigantic 120 gallon. I had to upgrade almost everything, including the most painful of all, […]

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How to mix-and-match reef aquarium light bulbs to achieve the right look and optimal coral growth

You want or have a saltwater aquarium, but you have a lot of questions about lighting. You would love to know which bulbs will bring out the beauty of your fish and coral, but also want to promote their health and growth. We are here to help with those questions. Reef lighting is a big […]

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