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post #1 of 3 Old 03-07-2007, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Strange light sizes?


I have a 4' FOWLR tank with a luminaire with 4x30W T5 white fluorescent bulbs, measuring 850mm/33.5" each and they are very slim looking.

Taking a rough measurement of their length, I went to buy an actinic blue t5 from my LFS and got the only 30W one they or anyone else seems to have. The length is 900mm/36", and also much thicker than the current tubes, so will not fit the connections of my luminaire. I will shortly be taking the tube back!

After looking online I found t5 bulbs of the correct length (850mm) but the incorrect wattage - they were 39W. I couldn't find any 30W, 850mm t5 tubes anywhere. I assume I can't put in a blub of the incorrect wattage. The bulbs I have in there already are made by "SunSun" but they have no website I can find, or any products of the type I need.

Does anyone know of somewhere I can get actinic blue tubes of the right spec?

Cheers. Ian
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-08-2007, 06:44 AM
I have no idea where you live so you could try them


I think coralife has some in there if you want.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-09-2007, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, thanks for tryin to help.

I'm in the UK actually, but hopefully most places do overseas postage by now.

Had a look on those webpages but unfortunately neither have the size/wattage combination I'm after, like I said I've done a fairly extensive search online with no luck.

Cheers. Ian
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