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Old 07-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #1
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how to build a dual T8 light fixure


I'm trying to provide medium light for my tank because i have low light please help!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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ummmm, what length are you thinking? Because you can get ready made 4' long garage / shop lights fairly inexpensively.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:11 PM   #3
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24 inches.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:23 PM   #4
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I would go for a DIY CFL fixture instead of T5's or T8. They are easy to do, cheaper than doing a T8 setup and bulbs are way cheaper as well. I have 3x13w CFL bulbs over my 20gal, and plant growth has exploded compared to what it was before.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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I also depends on the depth of the tank, whether 2 x t-8's would be medium light or not:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...05&postcount=1
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Home Depot now has 48 inch long, 2 bulb T5HO strip lights (no reflectors), and might also have it in a 24 inch length. That would be perfect for many DIY lights.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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You might read these threads before purchasing:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...&highlight=cfl

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...&highlight=cfl

Then just do a search using the internal engine for "CFL" without the quotes to get more.


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