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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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    Tons of shrimp.

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    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)

    http://www.marineandreef.com/T5_Retr...5_HO_s/575.htm

    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.
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    IMO you are better off getting glass tops and an actual T5 fixture for the tank. Much easier that way.

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