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Old 12-05-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Just looking at the T8 Original Tropical and Freshwater lamps for use in my 55gal...

Just wondering, when it says "48" " is that the actual physical size of the tube, rather than the size of aquarium it suits?

So therefore for my 48" tank I'd need the next size down, the 42"?
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I have a Current USA Retrofit Kit, which said 24" when I"ve bought it. Just measured it and it's a little less than 24" long COMPLETELY, which all cables and endcaps. So 48" should fit a 48" long hood, but I'm not 100% sure with T8, because mine is compact flourescent. Maybe somebody else here can measure their bulbs for you too.
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I just got an email back from Arcadia, and apparently 48" is the actual size of the bulbs. So 42" it is then...
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