T8 Flourescent Tubes are the traditional method used to light aquariums. They are available from a number of different manufacturers, in a number of different colour ranges that can be tailored to your aquarium's requirements. To use a T8 Flourescent Tube, you need to use an electronic controller (ballast) which provides the power to the tube, which is usually held in place within your aquarium hood using plastic clips. Adding reflectors ensures that you all of the light generated by the tube is directed down in to the aquarium, so they're highly recommended.
T8 Flourescent Tubes are ideal for less demanding applications, such as lighting a coldwater or tropical aquarium, however they don't have a hugely powerful output making them less effective for planted aquariums or reef tanks, when compared to other lighting systems.
At the AquariumSuperstore, we have a huge range of T8 lighting, including products Arcadia and Hagen, which are suitable for both freshwater and marine applications.
Should you need any advice, please feel free to contact us, we would be happy to help you with your selection.
The Arcadia Freshwater lamp, has been specially formulated to combine a uniquely created colour temperature of 7,500K (Kelvin)
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The Arcadia Original Tropical lamp is designed specifically around the red and blue wavelengths in daylight that are necessary to promote the... Arcadia Original
Arcadia Marine White
The Arcadia Marine White lamp has a colour temperature of 9,500K (Kelvin) and an exceptional lumen output combined with very good... Arcadia Marine White
Arcadia Marine Blue
he Arcadia Marine Blue Actinic lamp range has been created to provide the specific spectrum (400 - 480nm) necessary to acWe keep in stock.
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Hagen Aqua Glo
Hagen Aqua Glo T8 Tubes are available in a range of sizes and are suitable for use in fresh water aquariums. The colour spectrum enhances blue
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Hagen Sun Glo
Hagen Sun Glo T8 Tubes are ideal for freshwater fish tanks, producing a natural white light. We stock these in a range of sizes suitable, together with... Hagen Sun Glo
Hagen Marine Glo
Marine-GLO promotes marine reef light, simulating the deep marine environment. These bulbs enhance the blue colouration of fish, foral and... Hagen Marine Glo
Hagen Power Glo
Hagen Power -GLO flourescent tubes promotes coral, invertebrate and plant growth. Ideal for marine tanks and African cichlid aquariums where this light...Hagen Power Glo
Hagen Life Glo
Hagen Life -GLO flourescent tubes are suitable for aquariums, vivariums and terrariums, replicating the light produced by the sun at noon.
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Controllers (or Ballasts) are an essential part of a T8 Lighting System, providing the power to start and run your flourescent tubes. They are
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Reflectors (sometimes known as Enhancers) are a great way to ensure that the light produced by your T8 Lighting system is directed where you