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Arcadia Overtank Luminaires Arcadia Overtank Luminaires
A completely new way to mount fluorescent tubes over an aquarium.

The Overtank luminaire is a stylish unit, available in a range of sizes, manufactured from corrosion resistant, silver powder-coated, aluminium, and of a profile similar to the already popular Series 3 metal halide pendant.

Unlike a conventional aquarium hood, the overtank luminaire is raised from the tank on sturdy supports, which attach securely onto each end of the aquarium, and are adjustable to allow for slight differences in tank length.

When access to the aquarium, or to the tubes is required, the luminaire tilts backwards, and rests on its hinge until being lowered back into place.


So, apart form being an elegant and original design, what are the benefits of the luminaire?

Many conventional hoods, although being of a smart design, do not allow us to accomodate more than one fluorescent tube - some will allow two.
In many cases a single tube is not enough - marine reef aquariums need sufficient light to keep photosynthetic invertebrates healthy. Two tubes would be the absolute minimum that could be considered for this, with more being preferred.


Also many freshwater plant species, have high light demands, and they would be very difficult to keep alive in a system lit by a single fluorescent tube.
Every model of the Overtank Luminaire comes with at least two tubes - some take three of the T8 standard output lamps, and some take four of the new T5 high output fluorescent tubes, meaning that you can provide a lot more light energy to your aquarium than you can with a conventional hood.
The models using three or four lamps, have two switches meaning that all the lamps do not have to be switched on at the same time, and so giving a more gradual increase in light levels to the tank.

In a freshwater aquarium, the open top to a tank allows for the creation of an unusual display in which the plant life is growing beyond the usual confines of the aquarium.
In nature, many plants grow beyond the water surface, and when they do so often produce leaves of a completely different shape to those produced underwater - often looking like completely different species.
When using a conventional hood, we only ever see the submerged form of a plant, but the use of an overtank luminaire allows the possibility of witnessing this interesting phenomenon in our own home.

What models are available?
The following table summarises the models of luminaire that are available

  2x T8 tubes 3 x T8 tubes 2 x T5 tubes
(High Output)
4 x T5 tubes
(High Output)
45cm *      
60cm *   # #
80cm *   # #
90cm *   # #
100cm *     #
120cm * *   #
130cm   *   #
150cm   *   #
  • *Marine or Freshwater versions available
  • #Only available with marine tubes



Arcadia Overtank Luminaires For Freshwater Tanks

Complete with flourescent tubes



Arcadia Overtank Luminaires For Freshwater Tanks

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF028F T8 45cm (18in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF028F T8 45cm (18in)
Freshwater : Twin T8 Lamps : 2 x 14w

45cm : 18 ins.


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF128F T8 60cm (24in)
Freshwater : Twin T8 Lamps : 2 x 15w

60cm : 24 ins

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF128F T8 60cm (24in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF328F T8 90cm (36in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF328F T8 90cm (36in)
Freshwater Twin T8 Tubes : 2 x 25w

90cm : 36in




Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF428F T8 100cm (40in)
Freshwater : Twin T8 Tubes : 2 x 30w

100cm : 40in.

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF428F T8 100cm (40in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF528F T8 120cm (48in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF528F T8 120cm (48in)
Freshwater Twin T8 Tubes : 2 x 38w

120cm : 48in


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF538F T8 120cm (48in)
Freshwater Triple T8 Tubes : 3 x 38w

120cm : 48in

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF538F T8 120cm (48in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaires for Marine TanksArcadia Overtank Luminaires for Marine Tanks



Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF125M T5 60cm (24in)
Marine : Twin T5 Tubes : 2 x 24w

60cm : 24in.

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF125M T5 60cm (24in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF128M T8 60cm (24in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF128M T8 60cm (24in)
Marine Twin T8 Tubes : 2 x 15w

60cm : 24in


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF145M T5 60cm (24in)
Marine : Four T5 Lamps : 4 x 24w

60cm : 24in.

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF145M T5 60cm (24in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF225M T5 80cm (32in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF225M T5 80cm (32in)
Marine : Twin T5 Lamps : 2 x 24w

80cm : 32in.


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF245M T5 80cm (32in)
Marine : Four T5 Lamps : 4 x 24w

80cm : 32in.



Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF245M T5 80cm (32in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF325M T5 90cm (36in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF325M T5 90cm (36in)
Marine Twin T5 Tubes : 2 x 24w

90cm : 36in


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF328M T8 90cm (36in)
Marine Twin T8 Tubes : 2 x 25w

90cm : 36in

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF328M T8 90cm (36in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF345M T5 90cm (36in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF345M T5 90cm (36in)
Marine : Four T5 Tubes : 4 x 24w

90cm : 36in


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF428M T8 100cm (40in)
Marine : Twin T8 Tubes : 2 x 30w

100cm : 40in.

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF428M T8 100cm (40in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF528M T8 120cm (48in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF528M T8 120cm (48in)
Marine Twin T8 Lamps : 2 x 38w

120cm : 48in


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF538M T8 120cm (48in)
Marine Triple T8 Tubes : 3 x 38w

120cm : 48in

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF538M T8 120cm (48in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF445M T5 100cm (40in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF445M T5 100cm (40in)
Marine : Four T5 Tubes : 4 x 39w

100cm : 40in.


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF545M T5 120cm (48in)
Marine Four Lamp T5 Tubes : 4 x 54w

120cm : 48in

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF545M T5 120cm (48in)

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF645M T5 130cm (52in)Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF645M T5 130cm (52in)
Marine Four Lamp T5 Tubes : 4 x 54w

130cm : 52in


Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF745M T5 150cm (60in)
Marine : Four Lamp T5 Tubes : 4 x 54w

150cm : 60in

Arcadia Overtank Luminaire AF745M T5 150cm (60in)
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