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T8 to T5 Adaptor

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T8 to T5 Adaptor

Postby gordonnuk » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:28 pm

I have a 4ft tank that has a 90cm T8 strip light.
I have converted the tank for two turtles I have adopted and the strip light that came with it is a 75cm which I believe is a T5 bulb.
The bulb is identical to this and is a 30", 25w 5.0
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exo-Terra-Rep ... 3f4e0508d8

I searched ebay and saw this listed but would it work to fit the 75cm bulb in a 90cm fitting?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371180521561? ... 3d1ac&cp=1
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Re: T8 to T5 Adaptor

Postby malakye » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:59 pm

those adapters can work but be aware they can be problematic. A safer bet would be to buy a complete unit with proper end caps, it may well cause you a lot of issues in the long run. This is the kind of thing I mean
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HAGEN-GLO-TWI ... 2c699ee772

I will move this from emergencies to freshwater chat as it is not really an emergency
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Re: T8 to T5 Adaptor

Postby Graeme » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:56 am

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