Fish, corals and plants live their lives underwater following the natural pattern of sunlight and sunset. It's not really that different from the way we function as humans. We are awake during the day when the sun is out and we sleep at night when the sun isn't around. The same principle works for aquatic creatures. Without the sun to use as their guide, their cycles will be erratic, and this will give them stress that can lead to disease.
To make sure that the fish, corals and plants retain their natural body clock, you must use a lighting system that can effectively simulate sunlight and moonlight. You can buy separate lamps for those two functions, or you can buy a set such as the 24-Inch Coralife Lunar Aqualight T5 Lamp High Output Fixture from Pet Store
. This set has lamps that simulate noontime sunlight and also moonlight so that your aquatic pets
can carry on their usual lives inside the aquarium. It has four (yes, four!) high-intensity T5 bulbs, two of which are actinic and two are 10,000K. The two options in intensity allow you to adjust accordingly until you get the exact lighting you want.
The 24-Inch Coralife Lunar Aqualight T5 Lamp High Output Fixture also has LEDs that simulate moonlight. You can adjust the LEDs to specify the exact angle and direction the lunar light falls on your tank.
Introducing the Lunar Aqualight T5 High Output light fixtures from Coralife. Each Lunar Aqualight fixture includes four high output T5 lamps and directional LED moonlights making these fixtures a great choice for saltwater and reef aquariums.
- 4 T5 High Output Lamps included- two each 10,000K and Actinic
- Directional Moonlight LEDs
- Separate power cords for individual control of daylight, actinic and moon lights
- Quick disconnect ballasts and cooling fan
- Adjustable mounting brackets included
- Powder-coated aluminum housing and acrylic splash guard.