Lighting is one of the most important components to keeping a saltwater reef or freshwater planted aquarium. Aquarium Illusions is proud to offer specialty lighting to meet all your aquarium needs. Whether you have a fish only, planted, or reef aquarium, we have the system for you.
Aquarium Illusions carried a full line of lighting systems from: Current USA, Aquatic Life, AquaEuro USA, Hamilton Technologies, Ecoxotic, Coralvue, Sunlight Supply, Giesemann Aquaristic, Blueline, and JBJ
We carry bulbs to fit all fixtures, plus some additional popular brands. Bulb brands we carry are: Current USA, Giesemann Aquaristic, Koralin Zucht, Reeflux, Aquamaxx, ATI, UVL, Hamilton Technologies, Coralife, and Hagen
Our experienced Service Representatives can assist you with choosing the best aquarium lighting for your aquarium size and livestock needs.
Why Do you need Proper Lighting for a Saltwater Reef Aquarium?
Photosynthetic corals and Tridacnid clams rely on you to supply enough light to produce the food needed to grow and thrive. Photosynthetic corals have a symbiotic relationship with Xoozanthellitic algae. The coral provides a safe home and nutrition for the algae and the algae provide the coral with carbohydrates; their primary source of food. The density and distribution of the algae within the coral is what gives them their brilliant colour and greatly influences the corals growth.
Why do you need Proper Lighting for a Freshwater Planted Aquarium?
Similar to corals, aquatic plants derive much of their daily nutrient through photosynthesis. When exposed to high quality light, aquatic plants will absorb carbon dioxide from the water and convert it to glucose and oxygen; providing them with energy for growth and increasing the water quality for fish. Aquatic plants will increase the colouration of fish, provide them with hiding places and a source of food.