Question about t8 fixture and t5 bulb.

doommig

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So I found out today that my fixture is a zoo med t8 fixture with reflector. I've been using it for about 5 months with a 10.0 t5 bulb inside the t8 fixture. So my question is, should I get the t5 fixture for my t5 bulb, or can I leave it as is with the t8 fixture? She doesn't have mbd or anything and looks healthy, although she is lethargic still.... So what should I do leave it or buy a t5 fixture?
 

doommig

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So I found out today that my fixture is a zoo med t8 fixture with reflector. I've been using it for about 5 months with a 10.0 t5 bulb inside the t8 fixture. So my question is, should I get the t5 fixture for my t5 bulb, or can I leave it as is with the t8 fixture? She doesn't have mbd or anything and looks healthy, although she is lethargic still.... So what should I do leave it or buy a t5 fixture?
Nevermind it's a t5 hood lol sorry
 

xp29

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Just for future reference (and not trying to be a smart azz or offensive)
The t5 and t8 bulbs can't be interchanged. The t5 has two prongs at the ends and twist in. The t8 bulbs has the round button on the ends and one end is spring loaded(one end of the fixture). Thats the easiest way to distinguish the two bulbs at a glance. :)
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Just for future reference (and not trying to be a smart azz or offensive)
The t5 and t8 bulbs can't be interchanged. The t5 has two prongs at the ends and twist in. The t8 bulbs has the round button on the ends and one end is spring loaded(one end of the fixture). Thats the easiest way to distinguish the two bulbs at a glance. :)
The T 8 is also fatter whereas the T 5 is a long skinny tube
 

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