Innovation is something that no one can’t stop. After all, it is impossible to make revolutionary developments if we are not going to change. There are many ways in which this concept could be applied. At first, you might think that this subject is irrelevant to aquarium hobby but in reality, there humongous changes that took place in world of aquariums all because of technology.
So what did Changed?
So in this article, we will be focusing on the technological developments that made a big impact in aquarium hobby.
While majority of pet stores only have limited supply of acrylic or glass aquarium in small sizes, the availability for prefabricated aquariums changed a lot for the past several years.
There have been new manufacturing methods and also, improved materials that made it feasible for such to carry a hundred gallons. Not just that modern aquariums become bigger, they’re more durable and less susceptible to cracks, breakage and scratches.
Moving forward with aquarium equipment, there have been so many things that changed too. Aquarium filters are in existence for years and their primary function was to keep the fish tanks from getting any contaminants. Among the biggest developments in aquarium filtration is offering mechanical filter media that is promoting biological or chemical filtration.
Dry/wet technology and bio wheels made it feasible in cultivating and maintaining large colony of helpful bacteria that serves in keeping water chemistry more stable in home tanks. Improvements in the maintenance of aquarium filtration have been applied for years too.
With fluorescent tube lights still quite popular among basic tank lighting, there are many other options in existence today. The introduction of electronic ballasts made it possible to utilize high-wattage lighting system that produces less heat too.
New developments brought various intensities and spectrums too in tank lighting. Now, it is possible to buy different kinds of tank lighting and wattages, spectrums and intensities that is almost replicating the real-world conditions of your marine animals. To give you an example, Lunar LEDs provided a new option for tank lighting by offering a gentle illumination perfect for nocturnal fish.