T5 grow lights are universal lights that can be used for aquariums and for plant growing, but this Aquaponics Kit differs from any regular T5 light, because it combines aquarium with T5 plant growing setup forming a new way how to use water and T5 lights to cultivate healthy plants and aquarium environment.
This Kit is a new and very interesting technology that lets you grow your plants and maintain clean water for you fish. It works because of the so called closed re-circulating system. The plants receive carbon dioxide or CO2 from the environment and as a result of photosynthesis, thanks to the light provided by two T5 bulbs, turn it into oxygen or O2. Through the roots of the plants the oxygen travels to the water of the aquarium providing fish with much needed clean and oxygenated water. But the fish give something for the plants too. Thanks to the fish the plants get much needed nutrients, because the waste of the fish converts from ammonia to nitrite to nitrate, providing plants with beneficial substances for their growth. This simple yet genius cycle lets each reaction play out and benefit the other organisms linked to this setup.
The setup itself is not only very easy to use but also very easy to install. You just need a 12 to 14 inch (30.48 cm x 35.56 cm) aquarium. Place the ECO Cycle system and all its accessories on top of the aquarium, then put the grow tray that comes with the system on, set up the T5 light fixtures on top of that, plug the whole thing in and you are good to go.
Speaking of the T5 lights this Kit features High Output (HO) 4 feet 2 bulb T5 light fixture on the very top of the assembled Kit which will provide any plant, that is grown underneath it, with the necessary light all year around. The T5 light will give out approximately 8000 lumens strong light, but for that will chew up only about 108 watts of electricity. This means that any kind of plants grown under this T5 fixture will have the chance to really flourish. Although this T5 light produces some warmth, the open setup and the aquarium underneath will help dissipate that heat so that there won’t be any damage done to the plants.
The T5 fixture is held together by 12 screws in total so it is very sturdy and durable. The white rectangular design gives the fixture a lightweight yet classical feel. The T5 light hangs to the Aquaponics structure thanks to two meta/chain hangers that enable you to adjust the height in which the T5 light hangs from the plants. The on and off switch as well as the electricity cord is placed on the side of the fixture for easy access.
Overall this Eco-Cycle Kit is a new and revolutionary way of growing plants and at the same time providing clean water to your aquarium. It combines the best of biology and science to create a new and ecological way to grow plants. But thanks to the T5 fixture at the very top of the Kit the plants get the light they need and can be grown in any season and any conditions.