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Old 05-01-2011, 12:24 AM   #1
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Have a problem..

Went to turn my light on today and it didn't work.I narrowed it down to I have a bad ballast.went to the LFS around me and guy was trying to charge me $100 for a new ballast.went online and found one for $35.but will take a few days to get here. My question is will my coral be ok for a few days without light?

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Old 05-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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I'm not sure but if it was me i wouldnt chance it. Try find'n a cheaper deal reasonably close by. but I also think you might get a better answer from someone more knowlegable if you post this same question in a different thread like SICK FISH AND CORALS and maybe post an exclamation mark icon when you submit it. Good luck.

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Old 05-01-2011, 12:08 PM   #3
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did all your lights go out? Not sure if you have multiple bulbs /ballasts. If you have any light left depending on your corals you might make it. might. I also would really try to find something that doesnt require shipping, maybe you can get expediated shipping on the ballast? Still wouldn't cost $100 I wouldnt think.

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If by a few days you mean 2-3 then you'll be fine. Any more would be pushing it IMO
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:36 PM   #6
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I got one from my LFS for 30 bucks!!! It may be work getting one next day air....
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:45 PM   #7
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Well I have a temporary fix.lucky me my friend had an extra light I could borrow until my the new parts come in.thanks everyone for your input...

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