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Product label 54W Aquarium T5 Fluorescent True Actinic (420nm) Tube Bulb

  • 54W Aquarium T5 Fluorescent True Actinic (420nm) Tube Bulb
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  • 54W Aquarium T5 Fluorescent True Actinic (420nm) Tube Bulb Dimensions
  • 54W Aquarium T5 Fluorescent True Actinic (420nm) Tube Bulb Dimensions

54W T5 True Actinic (420nm)

54W - 1150mm / 46” (l) – 5/8”- 16 mm(w) TRUE ACTINIC 420nm, Lighting with a higher blue component better simulates the softer shades of dusk, dawn and the blue hue of deeper water.

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PLEASE NOTE: These bulbs are not compatible with JUWEL Aquarium Lighting Units

54W - 1150mm / 46” (length) – 5/8”- 16 mm (diameter)

High Output T5’s are better to use in your aquarium lighting than the regular T8 as they have increased water penetration and are more efficient.  You don’t lose the illumination at the bottom of the deeper tanks.

With this lighting you are not restricted as much to the content of your aquarium, stock levels can be increased without the worry of inadequate levels of light.

The greater intensity, deeper penetration and Higher output allows you to stock your tank with a wide range of soft corals and allow them to flourish which was not possible with T8 Fluorescents.

Why T5's

Key Benefits of our High Output T5's:

  • Greater Intensity
  • Deeper Penetration
  • High Power

This true actinic tube has been specifically designed to bring out the vibrancy of your aquarium; the colours of your corals are very important when it comes to making an impression and with the addition of the T5 True Actinic, your corals natural blues, greens and purples will instantly become vibrant and more vivid. If you have corals with the ability to fluoresce then you will see colouration which will surpass expectations because lighting your aquarium with a violet hue (420nm) stimulates the zooxanthellae in your corals to produce the fluorescence you desire.

 Because of the increased blue content of this tube, your stock will immediately benefit from its greater abilities in terms of water penetration...right down to the depths of your tank. The addition of this light will broaden scope in terms of stock and allow a greater range of soft corals to flourish as well as adding more illuminating colours to your set-up than ever before.

What is actinic lighting ?

BLUE MARINE ACTINIC 420nm - Lighting with a higher blue component better simulates the softer shades of dusk, dawn and the blue hue of deeper water.

This tube should not be used as a standalone and we recommend that you also invest in the IQuatics Marine White 14000k and the IQuatics Blue Plus+ to ensure that your aquarium is provided with all it needs in terms of light.

Check that your corals have the ability to fluoresce before purchasing this light…the main aim of adding it is to increase this feature.

39W - 850mm / 34” (length) – 5/8”- 16 mm (diameter)
54W - 1150mm / 46” (length) – 5/8”- 16 mm (diameter)

**Due to the tubes being FRAGILE we do not offer international delivery on this item**

Buy from iQuatics and benefit from:

  • Industry Leading Aquarium Lighting Customer Service
  • High Quality Brand New Boxed Goods
  • FREE Fast UK Delivery


We do offer FREE and speedy delivery within the UK and as with all IQuatics products you will benefit from industry leading advice and excellent customer service and support should you need it

Compatible with Arcadia, Giesemann, ATI, Korallen-Zucht,All Pond Solutions,Fluval
Tube Width 16mm
Total Output 54
Replacement Tubes 54w HO T5 tube
Tube Length 46" (1150mm end to end/without pins)
Width 16mm
Colour Purple/Blue Hue
Base/Connector G5/T5
Mounting Method Lighting Pendant/Electronic Controller
Pin Distance 5mm centres
Length Without Pins 1150mm (Approx)
Length With Pins 1162mm (Approx)
Use Marine/Tropical
Use With iQuatics Reflectors Yes
Instructions Follow YouTube video for installation
Type of Ballast Required Electronic
Specification Standard IEC specification

Customer Reviews

Good service and products – Review by Rich (Posted on 25/01/2017)
The actinic tubes are good quality really highlight the blues and whites of my Malawis. I also find they make the green algae growing on the rocks pop more than any other light combination, it really completes the look of the hardscape. At the time I placed my order the usual courier company's website had crashed so iquatics rang me just to let me know they'd opted to use a different courier. Not an issue but it was nice to be kept informed. Recommended.
good – Review by Nick (Posted on 24/04/2014)
I was using blue + tubes which my duncans did not seem to like. It is to early to say whether they like the true actinic that they used to thrive under. The tubes give a good colour and a nice under water look, and my green branching hammer head is happy.

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Tip: T8 Tubes are 8/8 inch in diameter (26mm). T5 Tubes are 5/8 inch in diameter (16mm). When measuring the length of your tube, measure in mm from end to end without the pins.

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