Cheap juwel rio 125 lighting mods

Discussion in 'Hardware & DIY' started by Ark, 10 Jun 2008.

  1. Ark

    Ark Member

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    Hanham Bristol
    hi i am gettin a second hand juwel rio within the next week and the tank has 18watt bulbs

    i get about 1.2wpg with these buls but want atleast 1.7wpg

    anyone suggest a cheap way to change my lighting

    the bulbs are t8 is there anyway to get them to t5 for better light output.

    thanks
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    worksop, nottinghamshire
  3. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    West Midlands UK
    You could suplement them with some extra T5s using an external controler (the Hagen range are much cheaper than Arcadia ones). Just put a tube clip in the middle of each tube and rest this on the brace bar, then attach the cables to your existing light fitting to hold it all in place and act like a hinge. I used this method succesfully recently, ended up replacing my lighting completely though with a luminaire.

    Ade
     

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