Product: Arcadia T5 Marine White - 24Watt - 55cm
Arcadia have developed two T5 lamps for use with marine aquaria, based on our existing T8 marine fluorescents - the "Marine White", and "Marine Blue Actinic" lamps.
For the marine reef aquarium, this means that the choice of invertebrates that can be stocked successfully is increased.
Certain species that would at best struggle to survive under T8 lamps, can now flourish under T5 lamps, meaning that a reef can be constructed using a range of soft corals, anemones, large polyp stony corals, and Tridacna clams.
They also allow for a deeper reef aquarium to be successfully maintained, as the light that they emit penetrates the water further, and can satisfy the light requirements of animals kept further from the light source.
The Marine Blue Actinic T5 lamp produces a spectrum which peaks at 420nm - This is the ideal wavelength for enhancing the natural fluorescence that is possessed by many aquarium species.