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Old 04-13-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
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*Changing bulbs in a Coralife PC??

I have a Coralife PC and was wondering if my bulbs ever burn out 3 years strong knock on wood how do you replace them?? Thanks
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Old 04-14-2005, 01:44 AM   #2
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Power Compact Flourescent (PC) should be changed every 7 - 9 months depending on usage!
My Coralife PC has a plexiglass looking shield inside the housing that protects the bulbs. This just slides out either to the left or to the right; depending on which way it is mounted. But, after 3 years of never being opened, the salt collection may have sealed it shut.
Good luck.
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Assuming you have corals or other inverts that need strong lighting, you should be changing your bulbs at least once a year. The spectrum these bulbs put out degrade quite a bit after 12 months.

Now, if you have a fish only tank, or just some live rock, then you can indeed stretch the bulb length out until they burn out. And at 3 years, you're already on borrowed time.
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Is this some kind of joke?
Power Compact Flourescent (PC) should be changed every 7 - 9 months depending on usage!
My Coralife PC has a plexiglass looking shield inside the housing that protects the bulbs. This just slides out either to the left or to the right; depending on which way it is mounted. But, after 3 years of never being opened, the salt collection may have sealed it shut.
Good luck.
Take it easy! Not everyone knows as much as you may. (S)He's asking a question and being very sincere, so lets not shy him/her away from posting further questions!
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Thanks for keeping me inline boardsurfer. You are correct! I just always assume that someone with 3 or more years of experience in this hobby should already know this answer.
But, as I myself have come to find out, that after almost 20 years dedicated to wet pets; I still learn a few new things about this hobby each and every day.
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