led reef lighting

Why We Recommend LED Lighting for Marine Aquariums?


A beautiful and colorful reef tank is a dream for a lot of aquarium keepers. There is something unique and incredible about the reef tank view. The colors of aquarium fishes, bright reefs with extraordinary corals create a beautiful painting of mother nature. That complexion of colors can help you to forget all the troubles that happened throughout the day.

Why LEDs are great?

But if you want to enjoy the view and get a maximum result it is highly recommended to use good led lighting for reef tank. Try to experiment, look at your reef fish tank without lighting, and compare it to the light on the version. Light makes a huge difference when it comes to the fish tank view. Nowadays, the best technology for marine aquarium lighting is the LED system. This system creates a bright light that enriches the natural beauty of your fish tank.

reef aquarium led colors

LED colors

LED lights that are specially designed for marine aquariums usually contains not only blue or white LEDs, the systems often contain green, red that also brightens the colors of your marine aquarium fishes.

Heatless lighting

If you are an aquarium hobbyist, you probably already know that regular aquarium light usually produces a lot of heat. Since the temperature of the reef fish tank needs to be strictly controlled to avoid any harmful condition for your fish tank, it is highly recommended to use a fish tank lighting that does not heat your fish tank water. LED lighting is a perfect option if you want to keep marine aquarium fish and reef happy and healthy.

RGB LED lighting

Also, it is worth mentioning that LED lighting can brighten and enrich the natural colors of your marine fishes. The best type of LED lighting to achieve this color brightening result would be RGD LED lighting that contains blue, green, and red colors LED lights. These colors enrich the natural colors of your marine fish, that are not visible in your regular home lighting.

bare bottom reef tank with led lighting

Energy efficiency

Another great thing about LED lighting is that it consumes a lot less energy compared to other aquariums lightings available in the market. Also, LED lighting is much greater and more minimalistic designed comparing to others. Nowadays, you can find super small LED lighting systems that are powerful enough to light even big marine aquariums!

Smart options

If your budget is slightly bigger, we highly recommend purchasing LED lighting for reef fish tank than can be controlled. These types of LED lighting are usually a bit expensive, but you can control how many lights your aquarium gets by dimming or brightening LEDs. Also, these types of systems can be controlled through phone apps, where you can set day or night time sets. These modes create a natural but at the same time impressive image of your reef tank.


At this point markets contain various types of LED lighting, so you absolutely going to find something that will suit your needs and expectations. Just do not forget to research to find out what type of LED lighting is perfect for your fish tank size, type, and your needs.

Siganus Doliatus

The Beauty of the Sea – Siganus Doliatus

Siganus Doliatus, also known as Barred Spinefoot, The Two Barred Rabbitfish, Pencil-streaked rabbitfish, and many other names. It is an outstanding, colorful sea fish that is commonly kept among various reef tank enthusiasts.

How does it look? Barred Spinefoot is a pretty large fish. The color of this fish is bright yellow with bright neon blue markings, also it has a big neon yellow back tail. Also, this sea fish has two dark streaks that goes through its eye and mouth. When it comes to the size Siganus Doliatus is a medium sea fish, its length is about 10 in.

Also, it is important to mention that even though plenty of aquarium keepers keeps this fish in their reef tanks, the fins of Two Barred Rabbitfish are venomous, so you must be careful with this fish. 

The natural habitat of this beautiful Barred Spinefoot is an outstanding reef and lagoons of the western Pacific Ocean. But you can also find this bright neon fish in Indonesia, Australia, and Tonga. The depth of this fish natural habitat is 2 to 15 meters.

What Siganus Doliatus eat you will ask? These fishes are herbivorous and their main food is marine algae. 

The behavior of this Pencil-streaked rabbitfish is quite interesting. When there are juveniles it swims in large groups, but when they reach the size of 2,8 to 3 inches it stars to swim in pairs that swim alongside other similar herbivorous fishes. When these beautiful colorful fishes reach the maximum of their size, they usually swim only in pairs of two.

And the most interesting thing about it is that Two Barred Rabbitfish swims in pairs, not for reproductive purposes. Scientists say that these fishes do that in order to find algae easier. Another theory says that this specie does that to protect themselves from predators. For example, Barred Spinefoot searches for food into deep areas, and sometimes they even need to dig for it, by doing this it is a lot harder to see what’s happening around you and look for predators. This is why these fishes live in pairs, while one digs for food, another looks for predators and ensures that they both are safe.

If you are interested in keeping Two Barred Rabbitfish in your marine tank here are a couple of things you need to know before buying it. This ocean fish requires a fish tank of 120 gallons or even larger, the larger it will be, the better the fish is going feel there. As we mentioned before, this specie lives in pairs, so they are not very comfortable to live in larger groups.

Although, they can live with other fishes that are not aggressive since Barred Spinefoot has venomous spikes and can hurt other fish is they are disturbed.

The diet of this fish is not a hard task, Two Barred Rabbitfish eats algae, such as macro-algae, bubble algae. Also, these fishes can eat soft and hard coral polyps. We hope that you find some interesting info about this amazing fish!