Leds kill spses!

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  1. mandarinman

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    i put a small led strip of 2.2 watts nexto my tl450 compacts. i stuck it on with the sticky strips provided. powered by a 12 volt power supply. I got home the next day and the led had unstuck itself and fallen into the tank! it created some form of electrode and pulled all the calcium and carbonate out of my water!. when i got home it hadnt even tripped the electricity! all my spses were white, my clam closed up and all my zoas were closed , my snails were dead. i did a water change with the salt water i had and mixed a batch and did a further fifty percent water change. i tested the water again and all the perameters were now normal. my zoas have opened again and are fine, my blue palythoas are a lighter blue, my clam has started sticking its lips out a bit and still retracts if disturbed( i am hoping it will recover fully.) fortunately i didnt have any fish in the tank at the time!. ps the light fitting was caked white inside. sps frag donations welcome:blush:
     
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    What you meant to say is badly affixed leds kill sps's
     
  4. coswecanfly

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    Yes and I think they were probably electrocuted more that params going out of whack...
     
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    Shame glen. Damm thats bad. Electricity and water not a good thing. And that was only 12v. Its weird as i had a pump with huge stray voltage and all sps were fine. Did you lose all sps?
     
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    agreed or USER ERROR
     
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    Ive dropped a T5 in the water before and in about 3 weeks it broke off as a result of salt corrosion, fell back in the tank and i saw it the next morning. Somehow nothing much happened to the livestock!

    sorry for your losses
     
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    "Leds kill spses!" ,Sensationalism at its best :lol:
     
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    Check your copper and iron levels.
     
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    .....or a drama queen!:tt2:
    Sorry, couldn't resist!:blush:
     
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    Glad to hear not everything died.
    Hope your clam pulls through.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your loss...next time make use of silicone or superglue..and patience..
     
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    ID 10 T ERROR. OR IDIOT ERROR! sensationalism at its best i know, but its more fun to be sensationalistic! i would never have thought of the fact that all the calcium would be pulled out of the water to the extent that it caked into the light fitting around the leds. ps i also put a sachet of seachem cuprasorb( i think that is the name)in the filter section of the tank to get rid of unwanted metals. yup jcc all the spses are now dead or dying it seems. so gotta start collecting again
     
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    i will use something more permanent like plastic nuts or something next time:whistling:
     
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    And while we are tearing you apart, a clam has a "mantle" , not lips.

    Well actually some "clams" do have lips, but thats another subject all together:whistling:
     
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    HA HA offroad if you wanna hang out with the big dogs you shouldnt pee like a puppy. my clams mantle is looking much better now!
     
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    Thanks your problem, it would be the copper from the PCB and wire corroding.
     
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    the power supply's for led's are current limited which is why it didn't trip. I used to see that white buildup all the time when I worked repairing ski-boat radio's not cool. your deaths might also be due to the chlorine released by the electrolysis of salt water think salt swimming pool chlorinateor
     
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    I Suggest getting the almost dead guys into a buddies tank and then restarting your system.

    The clorine / copper etc.. will keep on killing them.

    You can try dosing your system with some water prep stuff from the petshop that removes those chemicals and then give it 4 weeks before adding your livestock back (slowly)
     
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