Can I use a normal light bulb for my fish tank?

Are LED lights OK for fish tanks?

LEDs don’t transfer heat into the aquarium, but they do generate a fair amount of heat upward and excessive heat can dramatically degrade the lifespan of an LED chip. That’s why it’s very important to keep them cool.

What color light is best for fish?

Consequently, green light is more effective at luring in the fish. Interestingly enough, there are some baitfish and sportfish that are attracted to the light instead of baits and plankton. However, green is still the superior light color to use for attracting baitfish.

Do bright lights harm fish?

Most fish are ok with bright light, there are some that won’t appreciate it however. I’ve got 96 watts total from T5HO on my 29 gallon…so you’ll probably have no issues. If you do, frogbit and other floaters could help out your fish.

Do aquarium fish need darkness?

All fish need periods of darkness, and turning the lights off at night will help you mimic your pet’s natural environment.

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