T5 Fluorescent Light Fixtures for Aquariums - Marine Depot

We also carry the  of the Coralife Aqualight T5 High Output Aquarium Lighting Fixtures
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Coralife Dual Fixture High Output T5 Aquarium Light Fixture provides significantly more light than traditional fluorescent fixtures. A great way to bring out the natural beauty of your aquarium. Adjustable legs allow you to adjust the fixture to meet your aquarium needs. The fixture includes 10,000k daylight & actinic blue light high output lamps ideal for use in saltwater, freshwater and reef aquariums. The low profile, sleek design doesn't distract from your aquarium's natural beauty. The high output daylight bulb simulates the natural sunlight glow while the blue light bulb emulates the softer shades of blue light found at dawn, dusk and in deeper water.
These Coralife Aqualight T5 aquarium lighting fixtures use normal output T5 bulbs and are recommended for use with fish only tanks.
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The Euroquatics E5 Retro Series LED tubes are a very promising step in the advancement of LED aquarium lighting, and it’s the holy grail for a whole generation of faithful T5 lighting users. Tens of thousands of reefkeepers have stuck to their fluorescent T5 lamps while watching the solid state lighting revolution take hold of the wider reefing hobby. T5 Aquarium Light Fixtures
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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.ighting technologies for reef aquarium have come a long way since I first started in the hobby about 20 years ago. Back then there were very few choices and 4300K to 5500K metal halide lamps and normal 40W fluorescent lamps were the standard choices. Since then there have been huge improvements in lighting technology and understanding of lighting applications for reef aquariums. Vast amounts of data on various metal halide lighting and ballasts have been collected and shared to show the differences between the various lamps and ballast combinations (). European reef keepers have pushed the use of T5 lamps and shown that it is possible to keep exquisite reef tanks with intense colors of colors with these lamps. More recently LED lighting has advanced to the point where there are several LED lighting options available (or soon to be available) to the reef hobbyist. There are several examples of successful reef aquariums with PFO Solaris LEDs (one of the first ones to enter the reef market). It has become fairly obvious, that reef aquariums can be successfully maintained with any lighting technology as long as it is capable of providing enough quality light to sustain the coral inhabitants.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.Fluorescent Lighting is the most common Aquarium lighting system today. This category contains all non-T5, non-compact flourescent varieties, including various Aquarium hood/fluorescent systems. Fluorescent Aquarium lights are available in numerous sizes and outputs and are used on any tank from freshwater to reef. Most should be replaced every 12-18 months. Check out our .