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Old 10-24-2011, 10:19 PM   #1
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So mad, lights in water!!!

So I saved up a Lot of money and bought some nice reef lights Off craigslist, while I was setting them up, my dog who I put outside apparently got back in and jumped on my back and half the light fell in the water and now it's not working. What do I do? Im just a college student so
I cant keep spending money. Is there abythig I can do? Please help
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:26 PM   #2
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Hollly crap. I would cry.
Id just try letting it dry in the sun for a few days and then try it again. Maybe try a new bulb.
I dont know much about electronics but it could be toast.
You didnt shock your fish did you?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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I'm close to it. I saved up for it for a while.
No it was turned off so the fish are okay.
I will let it dry and see what happens. I really really hope it turns back on
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I would think that drying them out should work. Do you have a spare bulb just in case the bulb goes bad?
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #5
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No I would have to go
Buy more
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #6
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Btw the moon lights or w/e the 2 little blue lights on the side still work, so do you think its only the bulbs that don't work?
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Does it have an internal ballast? That could be the part that got wet.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:47 PM   #8
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I guess it does because there's nothing on the out side
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Old 10-24-2011, 11:39 PM   #9
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if you tried to turn it on without lettign it dry its possible that you blew the ballasts.

let it dry and try again its possible its the lamps but i would beg to differ.

what type of fixture is it anyway?
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if you tried to turn it on without lettign it dry its possible that you blew the ballasts.
I am very sorry to hear this, I would be sick to my stomach.

Bad thing to learn by experience, but if anything electronic gets wet, the last thing you should do is try to turn it on to see if it works without letting it dry out first..... I would venture to say you likely fried it. If you can, remove an end or cover and set in front of a fan for a day or two, put it back together, and cross your fingers. If it's a flourescent, you may have just popped the ballast, which is replaceable, but can be pricey depending on the fixture.
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