English->Metric T8 fixture adapter

jgsteven

New member
Hello all,

I have a 29G nano FOWLR with 2 T8 18W/24" bulbs that I recently setup after a long distance move from San Francisco to Tokyo.

The lights are a little old, so I would like to replace them... however, while I can buy 18W T8 lamps here (I already bought 2) they are about 1/4 inch shorter than my fixture!!

Has anyone heard of an adapter to convert this, and know where I might be able to buy one? I would rather not buy a new fixture, especially since the tank is 30"/75cm and tanks here appearently only come in 60cm and 90cm.

jgsteven

ps: nothing is ever easy...
 

jgsteven

New member
Update

Update

I finally had to build an adapter out of the original endcaps and some starboard (plastic). What a pain! ...but it works.
 
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