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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Will my tank burst into flames?

I have a standard Coralife T5 48" strip on my 55g that, until today, had a 10K and a 28W t5. The fixture was warm but didn't melt or overheat the tank.

I want to put in two Phillips T5HO 54W bulbs. Do I need a new fixture? I would hate to have ANOTHER loud fan running in the house and I don't want to spend more money if I absolutely don't have to.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 12:12 AM
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T5HO bulbs will not work in your current fixture.

I don't find the fan an issue unless you're running this at night time. If you're handy you can probably replace it with a quieter one.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 12:29 AM
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I wouldn't put them in your current fixture. I would get a new fixture

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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T5HO bulbs will not work in your current fixture.

I don't find the fan an issue unless you're running this at night time. If you're handy you can probably replace it with a quieter one.
Well, they seem to work as in turn on okay.

The fan on my four bulb over the 75G is loud as heck. I'm handy, but I don't have electrical skills, so I don't want to risk shorting something out.

I'll probably go with:
http://www.bigalspets.com/fish/light...x-54-w-48.html

Merry Christmas to me, I guess.
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