Slightly OT, but DIY
I wish to change the tubes in my aquarium from T8 (i.e regular 1inch) to the
new high output T5 tubes.
To do so, I will need to replace the ballast in the light fittings? Any idea
where I can pick up a cheap 39w T5 compatable ballast?
Ballasts will not be suitable for housing in the aquarium unless
you get special ones designed for high humidity enviroment. Leads
between electronic ballasts and the tubes must be kept short, and
T5 tubes can only be driven by electronic ballasts. This means it
might not be easy to find something suitable for an aquarium which
is either in a high humudity case or allows the ballast to be
BTW, are you planning on getting sunglasses for the fish?
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