Hey people. Well my tank is starting to hit disaster. To keep the topic narrow, the 10000K bulb on my coralife blew out and I don't even know when. The guy I had coming over to my house didn't do a very good job nor noticed the color of the lighting during the day. And of all the things I had to worry about went wrong- I don't think he fed the tank properly.
Anyway to get back on track, since the 10000 went out, my toadstool mushroom is slowly dying and I don't think he will make it. You would think I should just go out and get a new bulb but its a little more complicated. My parents got back from vactaion this morning but I got stay back for a few more weeks. I'm in CA
whereas they are in PA. They called me in the mornig and gave me all the bad news. So they are pretty tired and have to worry about unpacking and making sure their expensive souvenirs aren't broken. The LFS
is about 40 minutes away and they are a bit jet-lagged.
Main question is how long can the tank go on Actinics alone- considering that the mushroom might die so I would only worry about the fish's interal day/night cycle.
Also, how hard is it to change the bulb on the Coralife? Along with the bulb they need to get, should they get those bands also? I'm not sure if they break easy or not. This will be the first time we change the bulb. Can you write down any tips please. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.