Blacklight Spot light

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  1. ahmedbasit1

    ahmedbasit1 Plankton

    Mar 19, 2013
    Long Island
    My moon lights were built into my Hood, however I think the heat from the T5's burnt out the LED's so i had to choose an alternative.
    I was at the LFS today and saw this blacklight spot light. I was very interested in getting a red 630nm spot light because I haven't seen one before as a night light, but a google search said that red light was bad for corals.

    So, I have this blacklight spot light as a moon light. Is this bad for my tank in any way, or a sufficient moon light?

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  3. 1.0reef

    1.0reef Giant Squid

    Mar 2, 2011
    Orinda, Bay Area, CA
    IIRC blacklights are UV or similar
    IF you want spotlights use incredibly under-drived TV's or HV's
  4. khowst

    khowst Bangghai Cardinal

    Mar 14, 2011
    FLW, Mo
    630nm light is not a blacklight spotlight. That is the growing spectrum light for an algae scrubber or a fuge light. Adding that over your tank will produce all kinds of algae you arent looking for. red's are mixed in for full spectrum in LED display lights. not as a stand only focussing bulb.

    Used in refugium to help grow algae. Amazing for algae turf scrubbers (ATS). In display tanks, use very little to warm up the colors.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013