Radium cracked, time to replace??

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by melly mel, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. melly mel

    melly mel Supporting Member

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    I was doing a water change last week and i guess I splashed a little bit of water on the bulb. I didnt notice it cracked until today. Should i worry about UV exposure and change the bulb out asap? The crack is about a inch long.
     
  2. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    I personally would change it. wouldn't want to risk losing anything. just my 2 cents.

    Sergio
     
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

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    Absolutely change it. If it does crack further and opens the outer envelope, you risk nuking your tank. Your livestock is way way more important and way more valuable than a $60-80 replacement :)
     
  4. melly mel

    melly mel Supporting Member

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    Ok, I will swap it out with a extra bulb I have till I get some replacements. I absolutely agree with my livestock being more important and i sure as heck would not want to lose anything. It was getting close to needing replacements anyway. Thanks guys!
     
  5. melly mel

    melly mel Supporting Member

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    Hmmm, swapped out the cracked bulb with a reeflux 12k and i gotta say its a pretty nice combo with the radium bulb.
     

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