If you own a coral reef
in your aquarium and you're thinking of getting regular household fluorescent lamps to light up the tank - stop right there. Corals need special lamps because the vibrancy of their color relies heavily on lighting.
In nature, there are many reasons why corals bleach out (or lose their colors). But in aquariums, the bleaching can usually be explained by one cause - light changes. Lights varying along the spectrum - or having different Kelvin ratings - cause different reactions from corals that can affect their color. Intensity and ultraviolet light affect corals, too.
To be safe, use the Coralife Aqualight Dual T5 Lamp High Output Fixture from Pet Store
, which is designed specifically to be used for the aquarium. It can be used for saltwater and freshwater tanks - and even for coral reef tanks, too. It has two lamps that produce high-intensity light. Compared to other aquarium lamps, each lamp of this fixture can give off twice as much light, making it an ideal choice for aquarium environments. It has a splash guard made in acrylic, making it safe to use near water.
The fixture has a wide base to give it a sturdy and steady support when fixed upright. It also has adjustable legs to make positioning much easier. All these are integrated in an elegant design that makes the Coralife Aqualight Dual T5 Lamp High Output Fixture a great addition to your home decor.
Coralife Aqualight High Output T5 Fixtures. They provide significantly more light than conventional fluorescent systems. High Output T5 lighting is an excellent choice for saltwater, reef, or freshwater tropical aquariums.
- Low Profile Allows Aquarium to be Focal Point
- Adjustable Mounting Legs
- Includes 10,0000K Daylight and Actinic Blue Lamps
- Single Power Cord, Built In On/Off Switch
- Acrylic Splash Guard
- Available in 24, 30, 36 and 48 Length
The Coralife 30 Inch Aqualight Fixtures uses a 30 Inch T5 Bulb