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Power Compact Fluorescent lighting is similar in function to standard fluorescent light bulbs but compact fluorescents have two smaller tubes shaped like a U. Power compacts can produce brighter, more intense light in a smaller space. Compact fluorescent bulbs are smaller in size than the fluorescent tubes, allowing for more bulbs to be placed over the aquarium. These bulbs require electronic ballasts, and may last twice as long as a standard fluorescent light bulb, saving money over time. Power compacts are very versatile, offering several different spectrum combinations from 10,000K, actinic 420nm, blue 460nm or a combination of these spectrums.

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An aquarium containing only fish does not require any special lighting. If you are housing plants or corals, you would want to select a light that meets their care requirements.

Compact fluorescent bulbs are similar in function to standard fluorescent light bulbs. The advantage with power compact fluorescent aquarium bulbs is they are able to provide high intensity lighting with smaller size tubes and fixtures. They also have longer bulb life than a standard fluorescent.

Power compacts offer several different spectrum combinations from 10,000K, actinic 420nm, blue 460nm or a combination of these spectrums.