The LEDDY SLIM SUNNY DAY&NIGHT LED lamp is designed to illuminate open freshwater reservoirs. It contains carefully selected LEDs that ensure perfect illumination of the aquarium, guaranteeing excellent living conditions for its inhabitants and a unique visual effect.
The LED diodes installed in the LEDDY SLIM SUNNY DAY&NIGHT lamp emit light with a color temperature of 7000 K. This ensures faithful reproduction of the colors of all aquarium inhabitants and guarantees good conditions for aquarium plants.
The flat, futuristic shape and fashionable black or white color make it fit perfectly with modern aquarium tanks and look great in any interior. Moreover, it is universal – extendable brackets allow it to be installed also on tanks of non-standard sizes. It can also be suspended above the aquarium to the ceiling or a special frame using the LEDDY SLIM HANGER accessory set.
The LEDDY SLIM SUNNY DAY&NIGHT LED lamp is equipped with the Day & Night function. It works in three operating modes: DAY / DAYBREAK / NIGHT. DAY is the basic and strongest light for illuminating the aquarium during the day. DAYBREAK means reduced daytime lighting power to 50% plus blue light. It works well as the first mode after night and when feeding fish – especially if you have a skittish stock. NIGHT is a blue glow that allows for a unique observation of the aquarium after dark, including nocturnal fish and animals. Day & Night lighting will beautifully highlight the arrangement in the aquarium both during the day and at night, and will also make the interior of the room where the tank is located more cozy. The DAY/DAYBREAK/NIGHT operating mode is changed after turning the module off and on using the switch within no longer than 5 seconds. Switching directly to DAY mode takes place after turning off the module for a period longer than 5 seconds and turning it on again. It is best to automate this process using a modern SOCKET DUO aquarium controller.
Open aquariums and their lighting
An open aquarium is a great option for people looking for modern and designer solutions in aquariums. It is preferred especially by enthusiasts of styles such as Dutch, Japanese or biotope aquariums. Thanks to its natural appearance, an open aquarium can become an attractive element of interior design and attract the attention of guests. It also ensures better air humidity in the room, which is especially beneficial for people suffering from respiratory diseases.
Open aquariums are tanks without a lighting cover. In their case, lighting mounted on beams or hanging lamps is used. Lamps for mounting on the side edges or on the rear wall of the tank are also often used. The latter are dedicated to smaller capacity “nano” tanks.
Why do we illuminate the aquarium?
There are usually two reasons. First of all, the tank has to look nice, i.e. natural. The light is supposed to make fish and plants have beautiful colors appropriate for a given species, and the whole thing will be an undisputed decoration of the room. The second goal is equally important – the vast majority of aquarists want to have healthy, well-growing plants in their aquarium. And plants need light to grow for 10-12 hours a day, which is the “drive” for photosynthesis – a natural process as a result of which they transform inorganic compounds into organic substances necessary for their life. Therefore, correctly selected light will also guarantee that the aquarium will look nice and the plants will grow well in it.
How much light in the aquarium?
How much light does an aquarium require? It depends on what species of plants we intend to grow there. In terms of light requirements, they can be divided into three groups:
Group I – shade-tolerant species, e.g. “pelia”, mosses, winged microsorium, screw moss, some plants (e.g. Aponogetonofolia, Wendt’s assemblage, Backett’s assemblage, Malay assemblage), anubias.
Group II – species that are moderately light-loving, e.g. ball-weed, water-wort, roseswort, tiger lotus, ludwigia, broad-leafed parakeet, three-flowered paraphyte, frogwort, broad-leafed dart, Argentine waterweed, giant common mercury, compacts, limnophiles, small-leaved bacopa, Thai marmoset, ponikło , japanese blyksa, spearworts.
Group III – species that are definitely photophilous, e.g. cabombas, “glossostigma”, hemianthus.
Usually, the lighting power is converted into the liter of the aquarium. It is conventionally assumed that in the case of LED lamps for growing shade-tolerant plants, it is necessary to have at least 0.15-0.2 W for each liter of water. Medium-demanding plants need 0.25-0.4 W/l, and those that are very photophilous even 0.5-0.7 W/l.
A “day” in an aquarium can fall on virtually any part of the day. If the tank is located far from windows and is lit only by artificial light, the times when the lighting can be turned on and off can be virtually any. It is best to simply adjust them to our preferences and the hours when we are usually present in the apartment (e.g. “dawn” at 3:00 p.m. and “dusk” at 1:00 a.m.). We can then enjoy the beauty of the abundantly illuminated, own “a piece of the underwater world.