Uv Lighting Advice / Opinions.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by DavidCStevens, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. DavidCStevensNew MemberMember

    I was thinking of adding uv lighting to my tank to hilight some of occupants blues, would like you're thoughts please.

    I have seen they claim to "clean" the tank too?
  2. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    The lighting you seem to want is blue actinic lighting used in reef aquariums. Not cheep.

    As for sterilizing the water you need a UV sterilizer. I have these on all our aquariums Mean Green Killing Machine. I use both the large and small sizes.  
  3. DavidCStevensNew MemberMember

    ok thank you very much.

    i wasn't sure about the sterilizing of the tank, it was just the first I've lights that came up.
  4. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Blue LEDs work just as well in my option - actinics tend to be too purple for my liking.... - so would reccomend them. Cheaper to run, and could be easier to source.
  5. Thunder_o_bFishlore VIPMember

    True to a point. The blue LEDs will not give the fluorescence I think he is looking for. *shrug*
  6. aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Royal blue LEDs - commonly used for marine aquariums - would be at a similar spectrum to the actinics...

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