• Basic equipment

    If you want to set up a marine water aquarium, you first need some good quality equipment. The most important is:


The correct light is critical. It must be lighter in a marine water aquarium than in a freshwater aquarium, to penetrate into the tissue of zooxanthellate corals. It must also regulate the growth of algae. The colour spectrum of the light (white and blue) should be effectively balanced with the blue element being predominant (10 000 Kelvin and up).

Until recently, correct lighting was a problem. Nowadays it is possible to achieve maximum efficiency and ideal colour values with EHEIM’s new T5 fluorescent tubes (diameter 16 mm) or EHEIM LED lamps. EHEIM aquarium combinations are fitted with the optimum lighting according to size.