Aquarium Fluorescent Fixtures
Fluorescent light fixtures have long been the standard for aquarium lighting, giving a great deal of light with relatively little energy use. Normal output, HO, and VHO bulbs are all considered fluorescent bulbs but the HO and VHO bulbs need specialized ballasts to run. A normal output fluorescent fixture is not capable of running high output bulbs, so care must be taken when choosing replacement bulbs. Standard fluorescent fixtures are fantastic for showing off the beauty of your fish, without the expense of higher end lighting systems primarily used for coral and live planted tanks.