T5 Fluorescent Light Bulbs for Aquariums - Marine Depot

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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 .
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Several types of more powerful fluorescent lights exist. "Powered compact" or PC fluorescents and T5 lights are powerful fluorescent lights that kick out more lighting than regular aquarium fluorescent. These may be a better choice for most aquarium plants since they produce more powerful light that more closely resembles the sun's rays. However, these lights cost more than standard aquarium fluorescents and require special -- aquarium talk for "more expensive" -- fixtures than their standard fluorescent counterparts. T5 Aquarium Light Fixtures
Photo provided by FlickrThese Coralife Aqualight T5 aquarium lighting fixtures use normal output T5 bulbs and are recommended for use with fish only tanks.
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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
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. A hybrid of T5 and LED lighting is considered by many hobbyists to be the ultimate reef aquarium lighting solution because you get the best of both technologies: the rich features, efficiency, control and fluorescence of LED combined with the proven color-enhancing performance of T5.

In today's episode, we'll take a closer look at a DIY hybrid that uses two EcoTech Marine XR30w fixtures with a four bulb T5 HO Retrofit Kit from AquaticLife to illuminate a 150 gallon mixed reef tank.

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Until next time, take care happy reefkeeping!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.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.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: