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Old 07-12-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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Blew my Ballast

ACK!!! I blew my ballast some how on my T5 lights. I think it may have gotten wet but not sure, anyhow a new one is on the way
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
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Must be something goin around, I blew both my MH ballasts last week 8O

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Old 07-12-2004, 11:48 PM   #3
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Must be something goin around, I blew both my MH ballasts last week 8O

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Don't say that, that's all I need right now 8O
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:09 AM   #4
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well I called Reef geeks.com where I bought my T5's from and they said they would send me a new ballast for $39.95 and a RA number for the other, since it is only about a month old it will probably be covered under the warranty so they will then credit me back the $39.95 if so.
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60 Galon Tank
(3) Maxi Jet 1200
Eheim 2213 filter
CPR Bak Pak Protein skimmer
Rena 200 watt heater
T-5 Ligihting
(2) 54 watt
(2) 36 watt
Water General RO+DI
(4) Homade Moonlights LED 470nm
87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
80# Crushed Coral with Aragonite
(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
(3) Brittle Stars
Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
(5) Crab (Not Identified)
(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
(7) Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
(9) Mexican Turbo Snails
(3) Peppermint Shrimp
Lots of other stuff (Not Identified)
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
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When I got home from work today my protein skimmer wasnt working ??????????
I took the maxijet 1200 that powers it apart and cleaned it which seemed to fix the problem.
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60 Galon Tank
(3) Maxi Jet 1200
Eheim 2213 filter
CPR Bak Pak Protein skimmer
Rena 200 watt heater
T-5 Ligihting
(2) 54 watt
(2) 36 watt
Water General RO+DI
(4) Homade Moonlights LED 470nm
87# Live Rock Gulf, Keys, Bali
80# Crushed Coral with Aragonite
(2) Percula Clownfish
(1) 3 Spot Domino Damselfish
(2) Yellowtail Damselfish
(2) Sargent Major Damselfish
(1) Choclate Chip Starfish
(3) Brittle Stars
Lots of Snails and Hermit Crabs (Not Identified)
(5) Crab (Not Identified)
(2) Black Urchin
(10) Dwarf Red tipped Hermit crabs
(7) Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
(9) Mexican Turbo Snails
(3) Peppermint Shrimp
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:11 AM   #6
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ya i have to clean min about every week is seems. salt dryes in the air inlet tube and you have to get it out.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:19 AM   #7
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Must be something goin around
I hear that

the fan on my ballast for my PC's stopped and one the lights decided it wanted to run in strobe mode, so rather then have my tank look like a disco i have to run with my old 40 watts until i get a new one (it's not even 2 months old yet)
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