Light is the growth motor for aquatic plants. Without suitable lighting, they cannot grow optimally. Thus, for aquascaping and for Nature Aquaria, finding the ideal lamp for your layout is of the utmost importance.
The basic ways to light your tank comprise lamps with LED, HQI or T5 technology. LED lamps have the great advantage that they emit all the light straight downwards, thus it gets directly to the aquatic plants. For this reason, LED lamps do not require complicated reflectors. Their smaller hunger for energy makes them interesting, too, and the money you'll save on electricity makes up for their slightly elevated price.
Aquascapers will find the Aqua Design Amano (ADA) Aquasky lights to be an attractive choice for their scape. These LED lights combine strong light with a reduced design and do not take away any attention from your beautiful aquascape.
An interesting and time-tested alternative are, of course, the Solar I lamps by Aqua Design Amano (ADA) . They are based on HQI technology and create beautiful shades and light reflections in your aquarium.
Whichever lighting technology you may choose, you'll always need to make sure the light is sufficiently strong for your aquatic plants to grow well.