Many reef aquarists want to mix high-output fluorescent T5 tubes with modern LED reef lighting to capture the brilliant color rendition of T5 lamps and retain the powerful output of LED.
Until now if you wanted to add T-5s to your LED reef set-up you either had to buy an expensive custom fixture or attempt to build and wire your own mounting frame. In most cases the results were less than optimal and even dangerous. The Aquatic Life Hybrid system eliminates all these problems with a universal LED mounting system that is compatible with all the major LED reef fixtures:
- EcoTech Radion
- EcoTech Marine XR30w
- EcoTech Marine XR15w
- Kessil A360WE and A360NE (Requires Circular Brackets – sold separately)
- Kessil A360X (Requires Circular Brackets – sold separately)
- Aqua Illumination Hydra TwentySix HD
- Aqua Illumination (AI) Hydra FiftyTwo HD
- Aqua Illumination (AI) Prime HD (Requires AI Prime Suspension Kit – sold separately)
The kit comes with mounts that fit most LED fixtures, so you’ll even be able to mix different brands of LED fixtures within a single Hybrid system.
The Aquatic Life Hybrid is more than just a light mount. Its design uses a well-built frame that is both sturdy and attractive.
Power cables are positioned out of the way for good looks and safety. The Hybrid system uses up to four T-5 HO lamps mounted in two reflector bays that direct the light into the reef for maximum output from your T5 lamps. The high-end HEP-brand ballast ensures quiet, flicker-free operation. Silicon end caps keep salt and spray away from the lamp pins.
The Aquatic Life Hybrid light fixture system provides a safe and easy way to combine T-5 HO lamps with the most popular LED reef light fixtures, without the trial and error required with a DIY rig.
The kit includes suspension cables to hang the Aquatic Life T5HO/LED Hybrid Fixture above your aquarium. The Hybrid is available in 24″, 36″, 48″, and 61″ lengths that are for aquariums 18 – 30″ wide.
- Dimensions – 24″L x 18″W
- Weight – 9lbs
- Decorative endcaps
- 2 standard brackets (for EcoTech or AI)
AquaticLife Aquarium Supplies
AquaticLife is a Southern California based company that innovates, markets & manufactures premium branded aquarium equipment. AquaticLife products and information are designed to bring the experience of marine life into the home. The company manufactures a variety of aquarium products for both freshwater and saltwater applications. Water quality monitors and testing supplies, water filtration and submersible pumps are just a sampling of what this up-and-coming company offers. AquaticLife is best known for their stylish, powerful and extremely user-friendly light fixtures. They are also recognized for their outstanding customer support and helpful educational materials.