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Old 08-19-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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Lighting for my tank?

Hey,

Recently picked up a new 90litre tank:

Betta Lifespace Aquarium 90 L Silver

Nice looking tank when it's setup, only problem now is the lighting, it has 2x20w T8 bulbs, I cant find ANY decent 20w T8 bulbs to put in there, anyone got any idea on where to get some?

Found a nice set of 15w T8 but, can't get them in 20w

Failing all above, I'll just have to get some T5 setup, didn't want to as the hood is built in etc...
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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Ok seriously, this tank has 2x20w T8 bulbs, I can't find a SINGLE 20w T8 bulb anywhere!

Do they even exist?!
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ouch ... that may be tough to come by? Sorry .. I'm not much good here. I'm assuming you've had no luck finding anything online?
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:40 PM   #4
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Nowhere at all, not a single 20w T8 bulb, I guess I'll have to just change my lighting, just crazy that I can't find a single bulb!
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What is the length of the bulb? Sometimes bulbs vary in wattage from manufacturer to manufacturer but as long as its the same length and type it'll be fine.
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... a few things worst in this hobby than having a perfectly good hood you can use. Yep ... sounds like you may have to invest in a T5.

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Really? I've just been looking for 20w bulbs, I'll measure it asap and see what I come up with.

Thanks for that input - It will probably help alot.
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Really? I've just been looking for 20w bulbs, I'll measure it asap and see what I come up with.

Thanks for that input - It will probably help alot.
Unfortunately ... if you go the T5 route you'd have to go with new fixtures and bulbs.

BTW ... I just came across this site .. not sure if it's any help but .....
Aquari-Lux T8 Bulb 24" 20W
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Thanks for that link, onto something now!

Just measured bulb as best I can with it still in the housing, it comes in at about 23/24" so I'll assume 24" including the pins.

Might help my search now if I look for 24" T8 bulbs.
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Measured the bulb, its 22.8", 580MM

Odd size, hard to find any bulbs for it aswell, I thought about just moving the connectors so I can fit some smaller bulbs at about 18/20w ?
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