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Ultra Seal T8 Controllers
Easily adds additional T8 lighting to an aquarium.

Ultra Seal Electronic Controller
A new electronic fluorescent lighting controller range from Arcadia, featuring high frequency electronic ballast.

Fluorescent Lamp Reflector
Double your light output with our reflector. It ensures stray light is redirected into the aquarium, maximising efficiency.

ORIGINAL TROPICAL LAMP – T8 / T5 / COMPACT

The Original Tropical lamp is designed specifically around the red and blue wavelengths in daylight that are necessary for photosynthesis. This gives a warm pink light that encourages plant growth and highlights the iridescence of many tropical fish.

  • Warm tropical colour
  • Accentuates reds and blues
  • Optimum light for photosynthesis
  • Promotes plant growth





Original Tropical T5 SPD ChartEnergy Rating - B

Original Tropical Pro T5 Lamps
Code Watt Length Diameter Lumens CRI Reflector*
F024T5 24W 22″/550mm T5-16mm 550lm 1B ALRS24
F039T5 39W 34″/850mm T5-16mm 1150lm 1B ALRS39
F054T5 54W 46″/1150mm T5-16mm 1500lm 1B ALRS54
F080T5 80W 58″/1450mm T5-16mm 2000lm 1B ALRS80


Original Tropical T5 SPD ChartEnergy Rating - B

J5 Original Tropical Pro Lamps
Also available in Juwel® aquarium lengths:

Code Watt Length Diameter Lumens CRI
FOJ24S 24W 18″/438mm T5-16mm 440lm 1B
FOJ28 28W 24″/590mm T5-16mm 550lm 1B
FOJ35 35W 30″/742mm T5-16mm 920lm 1B
FOJ45 45W 36″/895mm T5-16mm 1000lm 1B
FOJ54S 54W 42″/1047mm T5-16mm 1400lm 1B
FOJ54L 54W 48″/1200mm T5-16mm 1500lm 1B



Original Tropical T8 Lamp
Original Tropical T8 SPD ChartEnergy Rating - B

Original Tropical T8 Lamp
Code Watt Length Diameter Lumens CRI Reflector*
F006 6W 9″/225mm T5-16mm 1B
F008 8W 12″/300mm T5-16mm 1B
F014 14W 15″/360mm T8-26mm 300lm 1B ALR15
F015 15W 18″/450mm T8-26mm 350lm 1B ALR15
F018 18W 24″/600mm T8-26mm 450lm 1B ALR18
F025 25W 30″/750mm T8-26mm 700lm 1B ALR25
F030 30W 36″/900mm T8-26mm 850lm 1B ALR30
F036 36W 48″/1200mm T8-26mm 1100lm 1B ALR36
F038 38W 42″/1050mm T8-26mm 1100lm 1B ALR38
F058 58W 60″/1500mm T8-26mm 1800lm 1B ALR58



Original Tropical Compact Lamp
Original Tropical T5 SPD ChartEnergy Rating - B

Original Tropical Compact Lamp
Code Watt Length CRI Cap
F0C09 9W 6.5″/165mm 1B G23
F0C11 11W 9″/230mm 1B G23


Original Tropical Compact Ellipse Lamp
Original Tropical T5 SPD ChartEnergy Rating - B

Original Tropical Ellipse Compact Lamp
Code Watt Length CRI Cap
F0C09E 9W 6.5″/165mm 1B G23
F0C11E 11W 9″/230mm 1B G23



Product Safety

Lamps can be fragile pieces of equipment. Please follow the following steps to ensure the safe fitting and use of fluorescent lamps.

At either end of a fluorescent lamp you will see two brass coloured connection pins. These are the electrodes that take energy from the controller to start and run the lamp. These are quite fragile by nature. It is imperative that both pins are safely located into the pin sockets inside the lamp holder before the lamp is pressed into place. Failure to line the pins up correctly will cause the pins to bend and snap and break through the lamp cap rendering the lamp unusable.
The Ultra-seal lamp ring must be unscrewed from the lamp holder and placed over the lamp prior to fitting and only re-seated onto the lamp holder when you are sure that the lamp pins are seated correctly. High Output T5 lamp leads must be fully unwound also or you may notice lamp flickering or beaks in illumination. You can also use a very small amount of a substance like Vaseline to lubricate the lamp ring and so stop it fusing to the lamp after long periods of heat. After cooling lamps can be wiped clean with a damp cloth once every two weeks or so to remove any dust build up from the lamp, this in turn will help to maintain the lamps full output. The all important reflector should also be wiped clean at the same time.

Lamp Reminder Service

Is your lamp still emitting the correct amount of UV!

The amount of light emitted from a lamp decreases with the age of the lamp, particularly in lamps which emit ultraviolet radiation, so it is important to remember to change you lamps at the end of their recommended service life.

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