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Old 07-07-2014, 07:15 PM   #1
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T12 to T5

So I am having a terrible time trying to find some sockets that will replace the T12 sockets that were in my fixture. The ones I have are 1 1/4 inch wide and fit perfectly in place. All the t5 sockets that I find are 3/4 inch wide and will not fit the slot where the T12 socket was. Do they make T5 sockets that are 1 1/4 inch wide or will I have to find some way to hook up the standard T5 socket to my fixture? I'm sure someone has had this issue before so any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Old 07-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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You probably need to get a different fixture entirely for the t-5s are they High-output or normal-output? T-5 s are much brighter and better for growing plants. For a cheap t-5 fixture look up odyssea t-5 lighting fixtures. I got one for my 55 gallon two years ago at $60 and still run it (switching bulbs every 8months-1year of course) without problems and can grow most plants. Hope this helped but if it didn't just tell me and I'll see if I can help more.
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They are T5HO. I would rather find some way to get these light fixtures to work since they match my aquarium. I know I can get them attached if i need to use the smaller sockets but want to try to find something that would fit into the slots that are already there. I have already installed the ballasts just need the sockets. Figured someone else who has retrofitted a older style ballast to T5 might know the answer to my problem.


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