Disaster has struck,a lesson to learn!

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Mekaeel, 7 Aug 2008.

  1. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Hey guys.
    I noticed that some of my corals over the last 3 days, on the right hand side of my tank experiencing Tissue necrosis.Tested all of my water parameters and was rather shocked, they were better than ever!
    Did altogether about 300l water change on the tank and the problem still continued.

    A while ago,i thought to myself, NO WAY, there is something wrong as the problem only lies on one side of the tank, so i looked up at the MH bulb and found it cracked in half and just hanging.
    Wala,there's the fault!!
    Well sadly i've lost alot of my prize pieces :(
    So it all boils down to coral burn, rather than TN.
    I thought i will post this for all of our members to please check out your bulbs!
    Pics to follow shortly.

    Mekaeel
     
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  3. Andreas

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    Geez sorry to hear about that Mek.post some pics so that we can learn:p
     
  4. lIghty

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    Sorry to hear that, was the light still working but just cracked? how does a bulb still work if cracked?
     
  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Yip,bulb was cracked in half and still working.
     
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    shit that is not good, didn't you notice that the tank was darker.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    It was'nt darker at all. Was looking normal.

    Will post pics of the bulb, photobucket is messed up.
     
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    the light was not working properly for 3 days and the corals died? aye sorry man.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Well i noticed the corals not looking good for 3 days.
    Dont know when exactly when the bulb was shot.
     
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    sorry to hear,
     
  11. Marine4Life

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    that sounds bad dude, sorry to hear
     
  12. Andreas

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    why would the crack in the glass affect the corals?
     
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    welcome to MASA Marine4Life. please start a thread an introduse yourself.thanks
     
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    If it is the tube then the gas will not be their, so the bulb will not produce the correct spectrum of light, and my be producing a very harmful type of "light" maybe too much UV or something.
     
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    Mekaeel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Spot on Thalion! UV.There was no UV protection.

    It's basically coral burn.
     
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    did you not cover the lamps with glass?
     
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    sorry bud:) i hope your stuff will recover. they will recover right? hope they arent to much of a kick below:)
     
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    Sorry to hear Mek, hope at least some of them make it :(
     
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    Sorry to hear Mek :( , hope your tank recover's soon.
     
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    Now it makes sense to me
     
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    Damn, sorry to hear Mekaeel, what bulb cracked?
     
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