Even if not used as the sole light source for your aquarium, T5’s can make for great supplemental lighting.
Aqualight T5 HO Dual Lamp Fixtures come complete with two high output lamps. Each high output lamp can provide approximately twice the light output of a traditional T8 lamp, making these fixtures a great choice for saltwater aquariums and aquariums with live plants.
High quality versatile high output T-5 lamp which can be a universal replacement lamp for industry standard high output T-5 light fixtures. This is the next generation in actinic light, the bulb is a combination of two different color spectrums. It has red light that is very similar to the Red Wave light bulb and is combined with our Reef Wave 420 nm actinic light. The emitting light provides proper light spectrum for growth of photosynthetic corals. With the current trend, many high output T-5 light fixtures come only with high kelvin temperature bulbs standard in their fixtures, thus eliminating lower color spectrum. This lamp helps enhance red and yellow coloration and provides the eye popping fluorescing color of an actinic 420 nm. Ideal for use in saltwater and reef aquariums.
Saltwater reef tanks with corals, clams and other light needing organisms will need the high output, very high output Fluorescent or metal halide lamps. Certain corals, anemones and clams require very intense lighting levels that can only be provided with T5-HO, VHO and metal halide light sources. A general rule of thumb for reef tanks is between 4 and 10 watts per aquarium gallon. Many reefers have lighting systems incorporating metal halides and VHO Fluorescent tubes. Research the species you want to keep because light requirements can vary. Because of the amount of heat these light units can produce, you may need to get an aquarium chiller to keep your tank water temperature in an acceptable range. The expense of lighting a reef tank may be just as high or higher than the cost of the live rock or even the price of all the other equipment combined.An overview of Fluval T5 HO (High Output) fluorescent lighting series for fresh and salt water aquariums, including Power Spectrum, Life Spectrum and Actinic I. For more information, visit So here are the main reasons you should choose T5 grow light as your aquarium light. I guarantee you won’t regret this decision, because T5 lights truly are the best lights for freshwater aquariums with or without plants as well as marine aquariums.T5 Fluorescent aquarium lighting systems are the most energy-efficient fluorescent aquarium lighting options available. Systems are available to fit any tank and bulbs are quick and easy to replace. T5 lighting is common on any tanks from Freshwater aquariums to Reef Tanks and available in a variety of wavelengths and outputs. Bulbs should be replaced every 12-18 months for maximum performance. Check out our .