Full spectrum daylight lamps used in All-Glass Aquarium fixtures

Figure 28. The standard I'll use for comparing sunlight at depth to aquarium lamps' spectra.
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By combining the industry’s first Dual Daylight and Dual Actinic LED spectrums with our innovative Ramp Timer Pro™ LED controller, Current USA offers a complete 24 hour aquarium lighting solution. Now you can simulate a gradual sunrise, sunset and customized moonlight like never before. Designed specifically for saltwater aquarium environments, the Orbit Marine is the perfect choice for marine aquarists at any level.
Finnex are junk LEDs. aquaray LEDs are by far superior…in performance proper lighting spectrum longevity
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Here is an excellent video that shows the prospective aquarium LED light owner what they get as per waterproofing with the better LED fixtures over the common Finnex, Ocean Revive, etc. and others:
right spectrum light bulbs - Aquatic Eden - Aquascaping Aquarium Blog
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Lighting intensity (or strength of light) is by far the most important aspect concerning lights on aquaria. The intensity is most often what will determine the successful growth of photosynthetic plants and animals (i.e. corals). With these organisms, light is food and we need to feed them just as we would feed our fish. Too often one will attempt to replace intensity with duration, but this is not a suitable substitute. Instead, increasing light duration can actually have a detrimental effect on plants and animals, such as increased stress (for animals that need “nighttime”), slower growth rates, and increased algae production. In general, the higher intensity of lighting being used on an aquarium, the greater the diversity of life able to be maintained. The degree of intensity must be balanced with light duration and light spectrum based on the plant and animal mix for each ecosystem.hile a great deal of interest has been shown in the characteristics of artificial daylight for reef aquaria, very little attention has been paid to the other natural illumination - moonlight. Although manufacturers have marketed moonlight simulators for a number of years, I've yet to see an in-depth discussion of the subject. This article will attempt to address that issue while discussing some misconceptions about lunar light. In addition, we'll define spectral characteristics of moonlight, light intensity, and length of natural lunar photoperiod, and ways to simulate moonlight. We'll also examine the effects (or non-effects) of moonlight on timing of coral spawning (and comment, albeit briefly, its effects on fish spawning behavior).Knowing the spectrum (or color) of light produced will help us to determine the “look” or color we would like to see in our aquarium and the animals that live there. The human eye can only discern a small portion of the sun’s spectrum with a wider range being absorbed and utilized by other species. For this reason, light bulbs used for aquariums and its inhabitants are rated by manufacturers in terms we can understand to help pick the spectrum we will enjoy.For instance, a popular hood nowadays is the compact Fluorescent hood incorporating an actinic bulb, a full spectrum bulb and a moon light. You could set up the timer to turn on the actinic bulb to go on first and stay on for 12 hours, then have the full spectrum bulb come on an hour or so later and stay on for 10 hours. This could simulate dawn and dusk by having the actinic bulbs come on an hour early and stay on an hour later. Finally, you could have the moon lights turn on when the actinics turn off. Who knows, you may even start to see breeding behavior in certain species that may be more in tune with the light of the moon in this type of setup. Another side benefit of using a moon light is the super cool effect it creates in the aquarium when all the other lights in the room are off.