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Sleek, affordable, and an upgrade from NO (Normal Output) lighting, shop, compare prices and buy quality HO (High Output) or PC (Power Compact) fluorescent light fixtures. These Top Pick units are ideal for saltwater aquarists that want to step things up and move into the realm of reefkeeping with corals that do not require high intensity lighting, and enhance the growth of live rock with beneficial coraline and macroalgae. Some units come in freshwater versions that are ideal for planted aquariums.

1. Coralife PC Aqualight

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Terrific Power Compact lights. Plenty of light (9 watts to 384 watts) in compact fixtures. Bulbs available in Daylight, Actinic or 50/50. The smaller (12") fixtures are perfect for mini reef aquariums.
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2. Current Orbit PC Fixture w/Lunar Lights

Current Orbit PC Fixture w/Lunar Lights
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Approximate Price Range: $125.00 to $700.00 | Features: Black powder-coated extruded aluminum housing, SunPaq bulbs (Dual Actinic and Dual Daylight), 3/4-watt Lunar Lights (creates a moon glow effect that simulates nocturnal light conditions for optimum nighttime viewing), parabolic reflector, mounting legs, acrylic lens, two separate power switches, and three independent power cords for easy timer automation. | Sizes: 20" (2x40W), 24" & 30" (2x65W), 36" (2 or 4x96W), 48" (4x65W or 4x96W), 60" (4x65W), 72" (4 & 6x96W).
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3. Current Satellite Dual PC Fixture w/Lunar Light

Current Satellite Dual PC Fixture w/Lunar Light
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Approximate Price Range: $70.00 to $250.00 | Features: Two independent switches and three power cords for easy timer automation, built-in cooling fan (except 12" model), advanced electronic ballast, acrylic splash guard to protect bulbs, durable low profile aluminum housing, and an LED moon white lunar light for optimal nightime viewing. Includes Dual Daylight 10,000K and Dual Actinic 420 nanometer and 460 nanometer bulbs. | Sizes: 12" (2x18W), 20" (2x40W), 24" (2x65W), 30" (2x65W), 36" (2x96W), 48" (4x65W w/2 lunar lights). | Optional set of 4 accessory docking mounts sold separately.
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4. Current Satellite Single PC Fixture w/Lunar Light

Current Satellite Single PC Fixture
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Approximate Price Range: $35.00 to $100.00 | Features: Advanced built-in electronic ballast, acrylic splash guard to protect bulbs, and a durable low profile aluminum housing for years of reliable use. The only single compact fluorescent strip light with an integrated LED white moon lunar light, these units include a dual phosphor SmartPaq bulb (10,000K Daylight and 460 Nanometer Actinic combination) to provide three times the light output of standard fluorescent bulbs. | Sizes: 12" (18W), 20" (40W), 24" (65W), 30" (65W), 36" (96W), 48" (2x65W w/2 lunar lights). | Set of 4 accessory docking mounts sold separately.
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5. ESU Coralife Aqualight Deluxe Double Strip

Coralife Aqualight Double Strip
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Approximate Price Range: $115.00 to $250.00 | Features: Two on/off switches and two power cords for simple independent timer operation, stylish yet durable anodized aluminum housing, energy efficient internal electronic ballast, silent built-in cooling fans (not a feature on the 12" model), highly polished reflector, protective acrylic lens cover. Includes one 10,000K and one True Actinic 03 Blue lamp. | Sizes: 12" (2x18W), 24" (2x65W), 36" (2x96W), 48" (4x65W) | Freshwater versions available.
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6. ESU Coralife Aqualight Deluxe Single Strip

Approximate Price Range: $50.00 to $110.00 | Features: Stylish yet durable anodized aluminum housing with on/off switch, energy efficient internal electronic ballast for reliable and lasting performance, highly polished reflector maximizes light output and distributes it evenly across your aquarium, protective acrylic lens cover prevents water splashes from coming into direct contact with lamps, includes Coralife 50/50 lamp(s) that combines 10,000K and True Actinic 03 blue phosphors. | Sizes: 24" (65W), 36" (96W), 48" (130W) | Freshwater versions available.
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7. AquaticLife Compact Fluorescent Lunar Light Fixtures

This compact fluorescent light fixture has an integrated programmable digital timer which independently controls the 10,000°K Lamp(s), 420/460 Lamp(s) and Lunar LED's. Single power cord ends cord clutter for easy aquarium- or suspension-mount. Internal fan(s) exhaust excess heat. The aluminum housing has a gloss and matte finish. 10,000°K Lamp(s), 420/460 Lamp(s) and adjustable width aquarium frame mounts are included. The fixtures measure 9" wide x 3-1/2" high and are available in 24", 36", 48" and 72" lengths.
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