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Old 06-21-2011, 11:20 PM   #1
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What fixture is this t5 t8?

Ok I bought a second hand tank with a nice canopy and I can figure out what type of lights they are and also under the canopy between the two lights there is two holes about 1.5 in diameter with plastic removable plugs in them any idea what there for?
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Here it is
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"Use only fluorescent lamp rated 40W/FT8max"

T8. Its a thicker tube than a T5, thats another way to tell.
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Thanks I just have nothing to compare it to but the bulb says 40 watt and 42" long it is about 1" wide that is from on side to the other not all the way around
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:16 AM   #5
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Any idea what the holes are for with the plugs in them
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are they holes for the power cords?
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I don't think so it is hard wired into the canopy I was thinking cooling fan but it has no wires in them I will take a picture tomorrow
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I would suspect the holes are to add sockets if they are at opposite ends. T ratings on tubes are in inches; a T8 is 8/8inches (1"), a T5 is 5/8inches, a T12 is 12/8 inches (1 1/2") in diameter..
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The holes are in the same end side by side and the bulbs are t8 is that pretty good?
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