We weren’t kidding when we told you that AquaticLife was bringing it’s A-game to the reef aquarium party. Not only does their new flagship light fixture include T5, LED and a halide, the format of their G12 socket HID spotlight is one which is more familiar to European and Asian aquarists than it is here in North America. Some potential buyers will worry that they will not be able to find this new type of bulb at the LFS butmore intrepid aquarists will see this as an oportunity to experiment with G12 bulb types such as those which were discussed at Glassbox this week. Furthermore, the halide spotlights are adjustable from side to side (not front to back) as you can see in the gallery below. Other innovations include an all digital timer fro controlling all the lights and ballasts which are located within th efixture itself. Having the ballasts in the fixture precludes the need to place your ballasts under the stand or elsewhere and it will allow the heat to rise up and away from the aquarium for efficient heat management. The combo light fixture comes in 3, 4, and 6 foot models with 1, 2 and 3 spotlights although we’re told that the 3 foot version doesn’t produce the best light coverage with only a single concentrated spotlight. We’ll report back on pricin deets as soon as we get them.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.