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Why Halides?

Why Halides?

 
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Why Halides?

Halide lamps are the best source of artificial sunlight which most accurately and efficiently replicates natural sunlight conditions giving the natural ingredients for a healthy tank.

Halides are a compact source of light which emit the high output light from a single focus point just like the natural sun itself, thus successfully reproducing the natural ripple effect of sunlight.

This rippling effect isn’t possible with t5 lighting as the light is coming from a more spread source.

This translates into faster growth, brighter colours and overall improved health for photosynthetic organisms. While it is certainly true that there will always be successes with other lighting types, the use of metal halide lighting on reef tanks is undoubtedly the best bet to ensuring success.

Key Benefits of our Halides

  • Many people agree that Halide lighting is more attractive than fluorescent lighting because of the shimmering effects of the light in your aquarium.
  • Penetrates the light deeper in your tank than fluorescent.
  • Cost effective to replace while maintaining quality
10K   14K   20K   30K

Kelvin: 10000K

 

Kelvin: 14000K

  Kelvin: 20000K  

Kelvin: 30000K

Application:Freshwater

 

Application:Freshwater, Marine

  Application:
Marine
 

Application:
Marine

Ideal use:
Live Plants and Refugium

 

Ideal use:
SPS(Small Polyped Stony Corals) corals,LPS(Large polyped)corals.

  Ideal use:
SPS(Small Polyped Stony Corals) corals,LPS(Large polyped)corals.
 

Ideal use:
LPS(Large polyped)corals

Benefits:
A 10000K halide is ideal for soft coral growth as there isn’t too high an amount of blue in the spectrum.

 

Benefits:
With slightly more blue in the spectrum than the 10000K halide, this contributes to a healthy setup.

This is the closest replica to shallows reef conditions.

  Benefits:
A higher abundance of blue in the spectrum highlights vibrant green and blue colours in the corals
The 20000K halide represents a deeper setting or an evening mood. With higher amounts of blue, this reduces the need for the use of actinic fluorescent tubes.
 
 

Benefits:
higher abundance of blue in the spectrum highlights vibrant green and blue colours in the corals
Not only is it necessary for growth, also make a more enjoyable viewing pleasure.

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