Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Long Island, NY
How to add T8 shop light to tank?
I bought this from home depot Lithonia Lighting All Season Shop Light 4 ft. 2 Light T8 Strip Fluorescent-1242ZG RE at The Home Depot
and am using dual 32w 6500k T8's in it. This fixture is intended to replace the current t12 fixture that i have on my 65 gallon because the WPG is way too low. The problem with this is that it's too wide to fit in the spot that I currently have my hood light. I could take the entire hood off and put it on the plastic but I have two worries: 1- the water evaporating into the fixture, 2- the fixture melting through the plastic (I don't know how hot it gets.) I don't want to hang the fixture from the ceiling so that isn't an option. Can anyone give me some advice? Thanks!