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PostSubject: Busted bulb   Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:15 pm

upon doing some cleanup on a couple tanks it appears that one of my bulbshas had some stress and craked.just enough so that it didnt rupture but was so close it wasnt even funny.it was amazing that the thing even still functioned.after taking it out it had a slight tap and that finished its life span.[img][/img]
KABOOM...well almost.
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PostSubject: Re: Busted bulb   Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:02 pm

Haha i was at a customers house once and they wanted me to look at their tank to diagnose some issues. Low and behold they had a bulb running that looked like that. No shield what so ever just exposed element. Crazy it still worked
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PostSubject: Re: Busted bulb   Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:01 am

this was working just fine and porbably would have until that one fatefull day when it finaly ruptured.
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PostSubject: Re: Busted bulb   Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:34 am

well that sucks. hope you have a replacement handy...
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PostSubject: Re: Busted bulb   Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:57 pm

fortunatly i have a fixture that i dont use and i jacked its bulb so i am all good for this time around.just thought i would share this one with everyone as i have not seen this or heard much about it.i bet it happens but no one ever talks about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Busted bulb   Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:10 pm

I am glad that didnt end up exploding... damn... yeah I guess it really is important to keep those bulbs protected from water. They get HOT
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