One of the problems aquarists have with lighting systems for their aquariums is that the light is not maximized. They buy high-intensity lamps, but the light ends up scattered instead of concentrating on one area to focus its intended target. If the aquarium
is particularly deep, this even poses a bigger problem. The deeper the tank, the more focused and targeted the light should be.
Thankfully, there's an easy solution for that in the form of a reflector. A reflector is placed around the lamp to perform two tasks -- a) stop the light from scattering by narrowing the area around the lamp and b) reflect back the bouncing light to the lamp so that its output becomes brighter.
A good reflector to use is the Sunlight Supply Reef Optix 2 Retrofit Single Ended Mogul Based Reflector from Pet Store
. This reflector is made up of German aluminum which is known for its powerful reflecting properties. Also, this reflector doesn't require any wiring to set up. Instead, it can be easily installed in standard canopies with wooden screws that come along with it.
The Sunlight Supply Reef Optix 2 Retrofit Single Ended Mogul Based Reflector can accommodate metal halide bulbs with a mogul base.
Dimensions : 13 Long x 9.5 Wide x 4.5 High
Weight : 1.2 lbs
- Retrofit Reflector
- 15ft detachable lamp cord with male plug
- Made of 95% reflective German aluminum
- Stainless steel socket assembly
- Leviton brand 5kv position oriented mogul socket
- No wiring required
- Chrome wire hangers
- Easy installs into any canopy with 4 small wood screws
- Accommodates mogul base metal halide lamps
- Does not accept glass
- Bulbs are not included