Lighting for aquariums is a straightforward business, right? Well, not exactly. All-purpose bulbs can usually suit most aquarium environments but saltwater aquariums, particularly reef aquariums, have special lighting needs. Lighting can be useful to marine animals, such as corals and other invertebrates to regulate their growth and even help them in their digestion. Fish activity and even their tendency to spawn can be affected by aquarium lighting.
Lighting also affects the ability of aquarium plants to thrive in their environment. Actinic bulbs, which have a distinct blue color, are a favorite among reef aquarium owners because they help in the growth marine animals
. If you`re looking for a reliable brand of lighting equipment for your saltwater aquarium, you cannot go wrong with UVL 22 Inch T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420nm Pet Store
. It has 100 percent blue spectrum and a 180 degree internal reflector, which makes sure that the bulb has up to 40 percent more output than other actinic bulbs. The bulb is one of the most popular brands among aquarium owners. Make sure that the variety of living things in your aquarium get all the help for their health that they can get. For your saltwater aquarium lighting needs, look for UVL 22 Inch T5 V-HO Super Actinic Bulb 420nm.
Length (including pins): 22 1/4
Available Colors:Aqua Sun (10,000K):
- Length (including pins): 22 1/4
- 100% Blue spectrum, peaks at 420nm
- Best used for reef applications
- Blue chlorophyll absorption utilized in natural photosynthesis
- Useful life: 4500 hours.
Best used for fresh & saltwater tanks adding vital photosynthesis. Unique blend of tri-band phosphors & high color rendering. Actinic White (12,000K):
50% actinic 03 blue phosphors and 50% white spectrum (tri-band). Great for corals, live rock and related marine life. 75.25 (14,000K):
75% actinic 03 & 25% tri-band phosphors. Best used for saltwater tanks with live coral applications. Super Actinic (420nm):
100% blue spectrum, peaks at 420nm. Best used for reef applications and coral health. 454:
85% tri-band Blue & 15% 420nm Nichia phosphor. Undeniably blue which adds depth to any aquariums, makes more vibrant colors appear. Red Sun (633nm):
Perfect supplemental addition for enhancing reds, yellows and orange colors.
All fluorescent bulbs have a 30-day warranty. Because fluorescent light bulbs are extremely fragile, they require special handling and packaging for safe transport. The special packaging we use for fluorescent bulbs accommodates multiple bulbs so the more you buy, the more you save.
|Bulb Handling Fees are Based on Order Quantity|
|Bulb Length ||Less than 4 ||4 or More ||6 or More |
|~24 Inch ||$10 ||No Handling Fee ||No Handling Fee |
|~36 Inch ||$15 ||No Handling Fee ||No Handling Fee |
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(Posted on 2/26/14)
Comments: Guys , these really light up your tank, they have a great blue color and since adding them my corals have popped even more, The color spectrum is fantastic, give my tank a whole differnt look. Great bulbs for sure'
(Posted on 2/26/14)
Comments: I am really pleased with the light. I have it combined with Power compacts and Metal Halides, but like how it helps with the blue coloration.
(Posted on 5/1/12)
Comments: Wonderful lights. I love the look that they give my reef.
Best T-5's Yet!
(Posted on 8/6/09)
Comments: Superior to any other T-5's that I've used. The internal reflector really help kick as much light into the tank as possible. I still use an IceCap reflector with these however. Currently I run (from front to back, all UVL V-HOR's) Super Actinic, 75/25, Super Actinic, and White Actinic. Color mix is superb and my polyps have never extended better! Very impressed! If you have an IceCap 660, these bulbs will kick out between 55 and 60 watts. SUPER INTENSE! Say goodbye to your halides and your chiller!
(Posted on 7/15/09)
Comments: Love'em. . .Way better than my old bulbs. They're bringin out some new colors in my corals.