T8 Aquarium lighting example

T8 Aquarium and Reptile

With the exception of a few species, fish do not require special light for health. In fish-only tanks, lighting should minimise the growth of algae while maximising the colour of the fish. In tanks containing coral and plants, the spectral distribution of the light becomes a factor. For the coral and plants to survive, there must be adequate amounts of light in the blue and red regions for the spectrum to allow for photosynthesis. The light should also be of sufficient intensity for plant respiration. The amount of light should be tempered, however, as too much light could startle the fish. Typical set ups have alternating 12-hour periods of light and dark. To prevent fish startling, a blue/actinic lamp is used before the white light source is turned on.

General Characteristics

Fresh and Saltwater Aquariums

Wattage [W] 15 18 25 30 36 38
Lumen [lm] 700 950 1350 1700 2350 2200
Cap/Base G13 G13 G13 G13 G13 G13
CCT [K] 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000 10000
CRI [Ra] 60 60 60 60 60 60
Life 9000 10000 15000 15000 15000 15000
Maximum Overall Length [mm] 450 450 760 910 1200 1060
Bulb Diameter [mm] 26 26 26 26 26 26
Product Description F15T8 F&SA F18T8 F&SA F25T8 F&SA F30T8 F&SA F36T8 F&SA F38T8 F&SA
Pack Qty 6 6 10 10/6 10/6 6
Brand General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE)

Salt Water Aquariums

Wattage [W] 15 18 25 30 36 38
Lumen [lm] 210 430 430 540 700 650
Cap/Base G13 G13 G13 G13 G13 G13
CCT [K] - - - - - -
CRI [Ra] - - - - - -
Life 7500 9000 7500 7500 7500 7500
Maximum Overall Length [mm] 450 600 762 910 1200 1060
Bulb Diameter [mm] 26 26 26 26 26 26
Product Description F15T8 SW F18T8 SW F25T8 SW F30T8 SW F36T8 SW F38T8 SW
Pack Qty 6 6 10 10/6 10/6 6
Brand General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE)

Reptile

Wattage [W] 15 18 30 36
Cap/Base G13 G13 G13 G13
CCT [K] 6400 6400 6400 6400
CRI [Ra] 82 82 82 82
Life 7500 7500 7500 7500
Maximum Overall Length [mm] 450 600 910 1200
Maximum Overall Diameter [mm] 26 26 26 26
Product Description F15T8 REP F18T8 REP F30T8 REP F36T8 REP
Pack Qty 6 6 6 6
Brand General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE) General Electric (GE)

Fresh Water Aquariums

Wattage [W] 38
Cap/Base G13
Lumen [lm] 1320
CCT [K] 5000
CRI [Ra] 70
Life [H] 7500
Maximum Overall Length [mm] 450
Maximum Overall Diameter [mm] 26
Product Description F15T8 SW
Pack Qty 10
Brand General Electric (GE)


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