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Old 12-13-2008, 12:14 AM   #1
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Lunar lights?

I replaced the LED bulbs in my light fixture for the lunar lights yesturday, left them on all night. Today all my fish are freeking-out, like there having a panic attack. Is this because of the lights on, or should I be looking for something else?
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Not sure, but just FYI... I've run my lunar lights (2x 1/2W LEDs) 24/7 for the last year with no ill effects.
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I agree, my lunar lights were LEDs.
What kind of lighting system do you have?
What did you replace and with what?
Unless I am missing something, the regular lighting pretty much cancels out the LEDs (or makes them unnoticeable).
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highly doubt it's the lunar's, you should be looking elsewhere, or for potential electricity entering the water system.
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highly doubt it's the lunar's, you should be looking elsewhere, or for potential electricity entering the water system.
I agree, this was my first thought as well. I have 4 LEDs that are on 24/7 and have been for about 2 years now. No issues here either.
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highly doubt it's the lunar's, you should be looking elsewhere, or for potential electricity entering the water system.
Titanium ground probes are like $15, buy one they are great insurance against voltage leakage. I am always surprised at how many experienced aquarist do not have this simple cheap item, or if even know what they are...
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I have a Nova Extreme, 8 T5's with 4 lunar leds. The fixture is only about 6 months old. The leds burned out after about 2 months. I contacted customer service at Currant and was surprised that they sent me some replacement bulbs and new transformer right away. (That's what I put in). The lunar leds had not been on for several months so I thought that might explain my fish's fishy behavior. I still don't know what freeked-out my fish, but 24 hours later everything was back to normal. I'm pleased to know that Currant stands behind there products.
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Do LEDs have a short life span? If so, should I put them on a timer and only have them on at night.
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LEDs have a much longer life span than normal lights. You may have had a short or something loose.
919 is right and you should definitely look into a titanium grounding probe. I lost a whole tank to stray voltage from a ph.
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As mentioned, LED's have a much longer lifespan. The resistor in your transformer pack wasn't the correct size, or died... which lead to your LED's blowing. That's why they sent you a new transformer with the LED's. New LED's alone would just blow again, they had to get you a new resistor in there as well.
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