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10 gal lighting with a T8

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I use a T8 18" 15 watt bulb for my 10gal. Obviously looking for more light without having to upgrade my fixture. Any recommendations? I know I won't get incredibly better lighting without switching to a T5 lamp.

My bulb is the 5500k Tropic Sun by Zoo Med.
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A few details about your fixture might be helpful here... If a standard fixture though your kinda stuck since it has only the ballast for the T8 supported, and retrofitting it will cost more than a simple upgrade to a different bulb type.

Check this out retrofitting:



I use this myself(pick the lower watts for new tank then upgrade when things are ready later on with higher watts):

This should get you started.

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Oh man, those clamp lamps are perfect. Thanks!

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