Light as energy source
Plants provide the aquarium with the oxygen vital for the aquarium dwellers. Plants prevent algae growth, remove pollutants, provide hiding places and reduce pathogens. The right full-spectrum light is necessary to achieve full photosynthesis. Easy to install: Insert the fluorescent T5 tube socket into the fixture and turn until the tube locks into place. Nature as a model. With its light colour and its spectral distribution of the light the tube meets the needs of the plants. It supports their longitudinal growth and their photosynthetic performance. The colour enhancing light with increased spectral red and blue content shows plants and fish in their natural beauty.
Correlation between light spectrum and light intensity:
To create a very light tube you only have to intensify the yellow-green spectral range. Adding a little more red and blue will prevent the light from looking too yellow. That’s how it is done with most tubes! However, we don’t want to illuminate a living room but a planted aquarium with different demands, including ALL the spectral ranges of visible light (rainbow colours) to promote perfect growth. That’s why JBL has designed “full-spectrum tubes”, which include all the spectral ranges with NOTHING missing. In return they are slightly less light than other fluorescent tubes. The output of a tube is always 100%, but it is important to know which spectral ranges they cover!