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Incandescent Bulbs for Fish Aquariums

When setting up your fish aquarium at home, you have a lot of things to consider, and the lighting for your species of fish and tank size is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. By doing some research online, you can learn which lighting will work best for your aquarium and the type of fish in your tank. You can also learn from an experienced fish owner about how to properly light your aquarium and keep your fish alive and well for a long time. Setting up a fish aquarium is a lot fun, and with so many choices of lighting, you’re sure to find what you need right here on the Zen Pet Supplies website. Incandescent bulbs are just one type of lighting we carry in our current inventory, and they come in a variety of colors and wattages to suit all types of smaller fish tanks.

Incandescent bulbs most often used on small fish tanks, and they’re inexpensive, long lasting and they’re the only type of light that doesn’t require a ballast (something that provides stability). Incandescent light bulbs are gel-coated with color rather than paint, so there will be no chipping or wearing off. We carry 15-watt incandescent bulbs in clear, blue, amber, red, and green. We also carry 25-watt incandescent bulbs in clear, red, and blue. Clear lights enhance the natural colors of your fish and live plants. In the past, most aquariums were equipped with incandescent light bulbs, but they ran so hot that they actually heated the water way too much. Early incandescent light bulbs didn’t last long, were inefficient and used a large amount of electricity, but improvements have been made over the years.

Nowadays, incandescent light bulbs for fish tanks last longer and don’t consume nearly as much electricity as early incandescent bulbs did. For small tanks, bulbs of 15 watts or less work well, and these bulbs are used solely for illuminating the tank not for aiding in the growth and wellbeing of aquatic plants and corals. For beginners, incandescent light bulbs will do the job, and as you become more experienced with caring for fish and upgrade to larger aquariums, you’ll want to explore other lighting options like fluorescent lighting and others. Simply put, incandescent bulbs are similar to household bulbs, as they have the same filament and screw into the light like a regular bulb. Incandescent bulbs provide the lowest intensity of aquarium lighting and are especially effective for species that require low light. Please check out incandescent lighting and other types of aquarium light systems at Zen Pet Supplies today.