HELP! No lights!

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  1. Ryan Duchatel

    Ryan Duchatel Millepora

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    Hey guys,

    I got home today and my light was going sweet. I had dinner and came back and the light is completely off.

    I did some trouble shooting and it seems that the power adaptor is completely dead. The light itself seems to be intact.

    I contacted the manufacturer and they said they will check tomorrow morning if they have a spare adaptor, if not they will order one in for me but it wont arrive for 3-4 days.

    What do I do for 3-4 days without light!!?????

    Im pretty stressed about how my corals are going to go. The are usually under moonlight. I have a crappy old LED light that does about 30W if that and an old one bulb PC light that I can put on it. Will this last for the four days it will take to get the new adaptor????

    Please help.
     
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  3. proreefer

    proreefer Feather Star

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    i think you will be ok with the lights you have just run them longer and you should be ok
     
  4. scvc

    scvc Bristle Worm

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    I second that. Corals may take a couple of days to readjust once lights are back on, but all should be good.
     
  5. Rawdogz

    Rawdogz Torch Coral

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    3 to 4 days without light you will be fine. many reefers do a dark period, of that length of time when they are starving aglae
     
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  6. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Moved to-------Reef Lighting.
     
  7. Marshall O

    Marshall O Giant Squid

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    What is the power adapter? If you have any electrical knowledge/skills you could find another generic adapter that outputs the same voltage and amperage, cut off the ends of the dead one and new one, splice it together and use it until they send the new one.

    However, if this is something you are not completely comfortable doing, then just wait until they send the new one, or have an electrician do it for you. I would personally at least have another adapter in hand ASAP in case the company does not send it when they say they will!
     
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  9. Biocube

    Biocube Giant Squid

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    You will be okay, just make sure everything else is running and your params are in order.

    Good luck
     
  10. Ryan Duchatel

    Ryan Duchatel Millepora

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    Thanks everyone. I will keep you posted.

    I will try and get the guy to send me two adaptors.
     
  11. Robman

    Robman Great White Shark

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    They ship corals in boxes via UPS-FED EX for 3 or 4 days. You should be fine.
     
  12. Mrhighline

    Mrhighline Fire Shrimp

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    Coral in the wild during extreme weather doesn't get sunlight for a few days. Should be ok.