Upgading from 26W UVB200 compacts to Arcadia 24W D3+ 12%UVB T5 TUBES , BATTEN ADVICE

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I already have 80W Arcadia MVBs in the enclosures' warm zones. (1.22mL x 0.6mW x 0.45mT enclosures).

I'm upgrading my beardies enclosures from using 26W UVB200 compacts in Nanohoods (mounted from under the ceiling) to Arcadia 24W D3+ 12%UVB T5 tubes.
The Arcadia T5 tubes are 550mm long and I can't find a similar length prewired batten that's rated at 24W, need to be about 610 -620mm long and I plan to make a metal reflector to go behind the Arcadia tubes.


Beacon sell as batten that is the right length but rated at 14W for a T5 HO tube : http://www.beaconlighting.com.au/linea-undershelf-fluorescent-in-white-1.html
, their similar wattage batten (21W) is 900mm long. I'd rather not pay through the nose for a Zoomed or Arcadia T5 fixture if I can avoid this.

Question1 : Is the 14W batten (605mm long) or similar suitable for the Arcadia T5 24W 12%UVB tube ?

Question2 : Will I just need a higher W starter for the batten .
 

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I already have 80W Arcadia MVBs in the enclosures' warm zones. (1.22mL x 0.6mW x 0.45mT enclosures).

I'm upgrading my beardies enclosures from using 26W UVB200 compacts in Nanohoods (mounted from under the ceiling) to Arcadia 24W D3+ 12%UVB T5 tubes.
The Arcadia T5 tubes are 550mm long and I can't find a similar length prewired batten that's rated at 24W, need to be about 610 -620mm long and I plan to make a metal reflector to go behind the Arcadia tubes.


Beacon sell as batten that is the right length but rated at 14W for a T5 HO tube : http://www.beaconlighting.com.au/linea-undershelf-fluorescent-in-white-1.html
, their similar wattage batten (21W) is 900mm long. I'd rather not pay through the nose for a Zoomed or Arcadia T5 fixture if I can avoid this.

Question1 : Is the 14W batten (605mm long) or similar suitable for the Arcadia T5 24W 12%UVB tube ?

Question2 : Will I just need a higher W starter for the batten .

Q1You need a high output fixture
Q2 You need a high output ballast and not starter
Below are some that would work

https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/t5-lighting-fixture.html
https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/zoo-med-t5-reflector.html
https://www.amazingamazon.com.au/fish-tank-t5-lights.html
 
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