DIY from TL450 lights to T5's

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  1. clown

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    Hi Guys,

    I need help and advice.

    I want to change the lights in the Boyu TL450 (50lt) to T5's.

    Did any one do it before?

    Any Idea how to do this? :)
     
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    do you get a short enough T5 Bulb?
     
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    do you have the tl 450 with skimmer etc?
     
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    Yes it comes with the skimmer.

    I want to add later a monty plate coral, but I am scared the lights might not be good enough for the coral.
     
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    If you dont get a short T5 then what els can we do?
     
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    The PL tubes are the best bet for the nanos as they are T5 tubes, just bent in halve. A normal 24W T5 tube is 60cm long which is too big for the nano.
     
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    you can use a single 150w MH DIY fitting, or a 75w MH fitting
    i have used 150w and no issues
     
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    How can a persone confirt the lid lights fitting to fit the PL tubes?
     
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