Radium cracked, time to replace??

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

  1. melly mel

    melly mel Supporting Member

    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

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

  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    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

    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

    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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