Tropical Fish Word of the Day: Actinic lamp

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Actinic lamp: (n.) Used in reef aquariums, actinic lamps are a type of fluorescent tube that emit blue-violet light needed by corals. These lamps are most often used with wide-spectrum lights to increase blue light levels and color temperature to provide the adequate amount and type of light for a reef aquarium.

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