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Thread: T8-t5 converters
10-07-2012, 08:45 AM #1Member Goldfish
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I have a hood that only has a slot for 1 t8 bulb for my 29G tank, i know this isnt enouph for plants, but is there a a converting kit i can buy that will allow my hood to run t5s? Or if not t5s an adaptor that will allow me to place 2 t8s? It seems there would be enouph room in the light slot. The wattage is only 17 per t8 tube, but i also have one of those hidden marineland LED lights (dont know wattage) that brighten ups the tank alot when turned on with the t8.29 Gallon
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10-07-2012, 12:07 PM #2
There are a lot of retro fit kits out there. If you search on websites that sell marine products you can find them (like the below)
The onlt draw-back is that you will not have a good reflector for your T5 bulb(s) which will limit the impact of converting to T5s. It might be best just to up-grade your lighting.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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10-07-2012, 12:10 PM #3
IMO you are better off getting glass tops and an actual T5 fixture for the tank. Much easier that way.
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