Red Sea RS T5 54-Watt Actinic 48" Bulb
Actinic 22000K 48 inch replacement bulb.
This special blue and Actinic spectrum mixture is ideal for maximizing the fluorescent coloration of corals.
Most corals are photosynthetic and approximately 85% of the energy required for their growth and coloration is
provided through the symbiotic relationship they share with the zooxanthellae algae which live within the coral.
In order to facilitate the development of the zooxanthellae, it is essential to provide not only the right
intensity of lighting (approx. 1 w/liter for T5 fluorescents), but to ensure also that the lighting provides
the correct color spectrum for corals. Red Sea’s new T5 Reef Lighting range is the result of extensive testing
into the needs of corals within a reef aquarium environment. This high quality German-made lighting is proven to
provide the intensity and color spectrum required by even the most demanding coral species, commonly known as Small
Polyp Stony Corals (SPS). These corals include such species as Acropora, Montiopora and Seriatopora and have far more
exacting requirements for lighting than soft corals. Using a combination of Red Sea’s T5 fluorescent tubes will not only
create a pleasing, natural, visual effect but will also promote growth and fluorescence without encouraging the development of undesired algae.