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Fluorescent aquarium lights come with T12 lamps (1.5" diameter), T8 lamps (1" diameter) or T5 lamps (5/8" diameter). are also, as the name implies, a type of fluorescent lightbut we put them all in their own . Many of our also come with fluorescent lampsusually actinics.
The Wave Point High Output T5 2-Lamp & 4-Lamp Aquarium Lighting Fixtures are innovative and solidly built fixtures with unique safety features, such as the GFCI Plug. These fixtures are appropriate for reef aquariums. The T5 lamps are energy efficient and the lack of a fan ensures this fixture will run silently.
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.The new Mini Aqualight from Coralife is a compact, versatile light source that is ideal for small aquariums, nano tanks, sumps, and refugiums. The Mini Aqualight includes two 6 watt T5 lamps and is suitable for both saltwater and freshwater aquariums.T5 lighting is advantageous over T8 because they are smaller in comparison and have a higher output of light per watt. This increased output makes them ideal for use over planted aquariums as they are ideal for keeping plants alive which require brighter lighting.Offering significantly more light than conventional fluorescent systems, High Output T5 lighting is an excellent choice for saltwater, reef, or freshwater tropical aquariums.
Aqualight High Output T5 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.
Aqualight High Output T5 Dual Lamp Fixtures feature a quality design including: