Interesting. We've never made a 36" Eclipse of any sort, and none of the Eclipse items were made in Germany. Sounds like you need a standard day fluoresent bulb (T8 just indicates the style of bulb), presumably 36" long although that is seriously long for an aquarium bulb. Also, keep in mind a new bulb may not fix the issue. Fluorescent bulbs should be replaced once a year regardless, and if they are used for several years instead, they overheat and cause issues with the ballast.
Date published: 2017-10-20